Southern Airlines’ north-western branch plans to launch a passenger service
from its Urumqi base to Samarkand,
an ancient city that is the second largest city in Uzbekistan.
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) says in a statement that China Southern has applied
to launch a twice-weekly passenger service in June from Urumqi
in northwest China to Samarkand
using either Boeing 737s or Boeing 757s.
China Southern’s north-western branch is based in Urumqi
and operates these two aircraft types.
is in southern Uzbekistan
and is the country’s second largest city. In 2001 UNESCO put the ancient city
on the World Heritage List.
airlines currently operate between Urumqi and
Southern and Uzbekistan Airways operate between Urumqui and Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent
according to Innovata.