Jinchu Web (Three Gorges Evening News) (reporter Zhang Yuanyuan) Yesterday afternoon, under the arrangement of Great Three Gorges Travel Agency, the direct charter flight to Hong Kong and Macao start its maiden flight from Three Gorges Airport. It is the third consecutive year that Yichang organized Hong Kong and Macao direct charter flights.
In order to make it more convenient for citizens to travel, the direct charter flight to Hong Kong and Macao in Yichang is invested by the government. Mr.Zhou Ping ,the general manager of Great Three Gorges Travel Agency said, maiden flight had a total of 152 passengers, apart from the local tourists in Yichang, there were some other tourists came from Jingzhou, Jinmen and other surrounding areas.
This year's Hong Kong and Macao tour is divided into 2 types, namely the 5-day tour and the 4-day tour. The price of the 5-day tour is 1,480 yuan, and the 4-day tour is 1380yuan. These prices is much lower than the price of common Hong Kong and Macao tour .
From October 19 to November 20, the direct charter flight departsevery Monday and Friday. It takes off from Yichang at 6: 20 p.m. and it takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes to arrived in Hongkong. It is learned that this year there will be 10 flights and 20 voyages. At present, 10 flights have already been booked. The total number of tourists reaches 1,300 people.