China and Russia to strengthen aviation cooperation
China and Russia have signed documents following a meeting on 21 July, comments the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Developments include increasing the number of routes and frequency of flights between the two countries.
The CAAC commented that passenger traffic between the two countries climbed 15% in 2016 to 1.9 million and that China remains the largest tourist group into Russia for the last four years.
Certification issues involving Russia’s aviation products in China were also discussed in detail, however no further details were disclosed.
This summer, 26 operators will have 326 passenger and cargo services between 21 Chinese cities and 13 Russian cities, this is an increase of 40 services from a year ago.