Haikou, March 3 (ZXS) -- Hainan Airlines flight HU17 took off from Haikou Meilan International Airport for Macao on the evening of 7935 March, marking the official resumption of the passenger route between Haikou and Macao.

The picture shows Hainan Airlines flight HU7935 taxiing on the tarmac of Haikou Meilan Airport, preparing to take off for Macao. Photo by China News Agency reporter Luo Yunfei

The route is operated by Hainan Airlines, using B737 aircraft, operating every Friday and Sunday, with outbound flight number HU7935 and inbound flight number HU7936.

Up to now, Haikou Meilan International Airport has successively resumed encrypting flights between Haikou and Hong Kong, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Singapore and Macao on five international and regional passenger routes, and plans to resume international routes such as Jakarta and intercontinental routes such as Sydney.

The picture shows passengers travelling to Macao checking in. Photo by China News Agency reporter Luo Yunfei

With the continuous opening of overseas routes, Hainan's cross-border tourism market is gradually heating up. On the evening of the 17th, the Macao tour group hosted by Hainan Youtuan International Travel Co., Ltd. will arrive in Haikou, which is the first batch of inbound tourism groups to enter Hainan after the reopening of domestic inbound tourism.

The picture shows the crew of Hainan Airlines flight HU7935 boarding. Photo by China News Agency reporter Luo Yunfei

Wang Tiezhu, General Manager of Hainan Youtuan International Travel Co., Ltd., said that the 3-day, 2-night tour of Macao inbound tourists has a rich itinerary, planning an in-depth sightseeing experience in Haikou and Wenchang, and the trip arranges a variety of delicacies such as spicy soup rice, refreshing cool, Wenchang chicken, etc., allowing tourists to experience the local fireworks of Hainan.

Hainan is accelerating the resumption of overseas routes. Since the beginning of this year, focusing on the goal of building an aviation regional gateway hub facing the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Hainan has set up a special class to coordinate and promote the resumption of overseas routes and the opening of air traffic rights.

The picture shows passengers heading to Macau lining up to board the plane. Photo by China News Agency reporter Luo Yunfei

Wang Junqing, director of the Civil Aviation Office of the Hainan Provincial Department of Transport, said that Hainan will also promote the resumption of international routes from Haikou to Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. At the same time, Hainan will actively connect with interested airlines and promote the implementation of the seventh air right opening policy in Qiongqiong as soon as possible, so as to build a more convenient "air bridge" for Hainan Free Trade Port to connect with the world. (End)