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A new airport opened in northwest China's Xinjiang

Date: 2015.08.03 Editor: Evelyn Shi

Koktokay Airport received its first flight from the regional capital Urumqi on 1st, Aug. The airport is located at Fuyun County, Altay Prefecture of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.


The travel time from Urumqi to Fuyun has been shortened to 50 minutes from around seven hours. China Southern Airlines opened a new route linking Urumqi with Koktokay. The CZ6693/4 flight with more than 180 seats will fly to the town every day.


Koktokay, around 400 km from Urumqi, has abundant mineral and tourist resources. The new airport will bring Koktokay closer to the outside world, which officials hope will attract more tourists. Koktokay National Geopark, or Koktokay Scenic Spot, northeast of Fuyun County in Xinjiang, is an ideal place for sightseeing, hiking, and photographing.