China Online Service, April 8th (Reporter Li Jiajia) The reporter learned from China Eastern Airlines that China Eastern Airlines flight MU2527 at 7:25 on the morning of the 8th took 49 passengers from Wuhan to Sanya, becoming Wuhan Tianhe Airport to resume domestic passenger flights The "first flight", the type of the aircraft is 737-800, marks the official resumption of the "Lihan Air Channel", and also marks the official resumption of flight operations in Wuhan by China Eastern Airlines.

Wuhan flights have just resumed, China Eastern strictly implements protection work, and passengers measure body temperature before boarding. Photo courtesy of China Eastern Airlines

According to the Civil Aviation Administration's "Notice on the Resumption of Civil Aviation Flights in Hubei Province", Wuhan Tianhe Airport resumed domestic passenger flights from 08:00 on April 8. It is reported that China Eastern Airlines plans to perform 30 flights from Wuhan Airport to Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Kunming, Sanya, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Taiyuan, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Zunyi, Xining, Liuzhou In 15 cities including Xiamen, the sales situation as of 18:00 on the 7th, China Eastern Airlines in Wuhan on the 8th more than 1600 passengers, including more than 1100 passengers from Wuhan.

At 7:25 on the morning of the 8th, China Eastern Airlines flight MU2527 took 49 passengers from Wuhan to Sanya. Photo courtesy of China Eastern Airlines

In addition to the "first flight" out of Hong Kong, China Eastern also carried out four flights from Wuhan to Shanghai on April 8. The first flight MU2507 is expected to take off at 10:25 and land at Shanghai Hongqiao at 11:50. After this route was restored, an air bridge from Wuhan to Shanghai was built, relying on the advantage of China Eastern's hub in the main base of Shanghai, making it convenient for passengers to travel around the country.

With the changes in the situation of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic in China, CEA has actively prepared for the full resumption of personnel and the full resumption of the aircraft in accordance with the deployment requirements of the Central Committee of the Party and the State Council on the prevention and control of the epidemic and resumption of production. Starting from the end of March, China Eastern made the first batch of resumption plans for Wuhan area, completed the operation preparations for Wuhan resumption flights within two weeks, strictly implemented the protection requirements, strictly guarded the epidemic prevention gates, and orderly on the basis of ensuring passenger safety and protection in place Promote the resumption of Wuhan's work.

To ensure a safe and orderly resumption of flight, Wuhan Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, serves as the base airline in Wuhan. After the resumption date is confirmed, 27 aircraft have been restored from the parking and storage status to airworthiness. China Eastern carried out the overall disinfection of the aircraft cabin in advance and replaced new air filter devices, which greatly reduced the possibility of virus spreading on the aircraft. Before Wuhan resumed flight, China Eastern also completed a series of pilot training preparations in advance. Since March, it has completed 114 training sessions at Wuhan Airport, involving 346 flights, effectively guaranteeing the flight technical status of the pilots. In addition, hardware and software equipment related to flight operations, airborne navigation databases, network information, ground support vehicles, etc. have completed testing and comprehensive inspections.

Wuhan flights have just resumed. China Eastern Airlines frontline service personnel wear protective equipment in strict accordance with the relevant requirements of flight operations, continue to strengthen the protection of passenger contact points, and China Eastern arranges Wuhan outbound passengers to sit down and simplify onboard services. China Eastern also pays attention to the service guarantee work for the personnel returning to the Hubei Medical Team and returning to Han, and assisting passengers to complete the health declaration.

The "Lee Han Airway" was officially resumed, and China Eastern Airlines also officially resumed flight operations in Wuhan. Photo courtesy of China Eastern Airlines

According to the current plan, from April 8 to May 2, China Eastern will resume Wuhan to Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Kunming, Sanya, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Xi'an, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Zunyi, Xining, The inbound and outbound flights of 17 cities such as Qingdao and Liuzhou perform an average of 286 inbound and outbound flights per week. According to the current ticket sales, affected by the epidemic, passenger demand has not yet fully recovered. Wuhan's departures are mainly concentrated in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Ningbo, Wenzhou and other places. In the follow-up, China Eastern will gradually encrypt the frequency of major Wuhan routes to key cities in the country according to market recovery, moderately restore the routes of second and third tier cities and tourist routes, strive to be a "first mover", open up the "main artery", and actively resume production for the society Build an "air channel". (Finish)