25 Apr 2024 15:55

Ural Airlines launching flights to Harbin, China from five Russian cities this summer

YEKATERINBURG. April 25 (Interfax) - Ural Airlines is launching direct flights to Harbin from Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk starting in June, the airline's press service said.

Flights are scheduled twice a week. Flights from Yekaterinburg will operate as of June 3 on Mondays and Thursdays; from Krasnoyarsk starting June 2 on Mondays and Fridays; from Vladivostok - as of June 4 on Tuesdays and Fridays; from Irkutsk as of June 5 on Wednesdays and Fridays, and from Novosibirsk as of June 22 on Mondays and Fridays.

The airline resumed flights to Beijing from Yekaterinburg and Irkutsk in early April after an almost four-year break.

The press service of Koltsovo Airport in Yekaterinburg says that flights will be carried out on Airbus A-319 airliners. Travel time from Yekaterinburg to Harbin will be six hours.

There are currently no other direct flights from Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk to Harbin.

Rossiya Airlines operates flights from Krasnoyarsk to Harbin on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Aeroflot flies to Harbin from Vladivostok on Thursdays and Sundays, and IrAero flies to Harbin from Irkutsk on Mondays and Fridays.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Ural Airlines flew from Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok to Beijing, from Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok and Krasnoyarsk to Harbin and from Yekaterinburg to Xi'an and Ordos.

Ural Airlines is based out of Moscow's Domodedovo and Yekaterinburg's Koltsovo airports. The airline's fleet consists entirely of Airbus aircraft.