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China Eastern increases Kunming – Kolkata and Kunming – Dhaka

by Vinay Bhaskara

Chinese full service carrier China Eastern Airlines is increasing its service to the Indian subcontinent from its Southwestern Chinese hub of Kunming. From 27th October 2013, its offering on each of Kunming – Kolkata and Kunming – Dhaka will increase from daily to 10x weekly, using Boeing 737-700 aircraft configured in a 134 seat, two class configuration (8J / 126Y). Flight schedules for the new and existing flights to Dhaka are as follow:

Flight Number Route Depart Arrive Frequency
MU 2589 KMG-DAC 0810 0820 246
MU 2035 KMG-DAC 1255 1310 Daily
MU 2590 DAC-KMG 0910 1320 246
MU 2036 DAC-KMG 1410 1815 Daily
MU 2599 KMG-CCU 1425 1420 246
MU 555 KMG-CCU 2355 2345 Daily
MU 556 CCU-KMG 0030 0510 246
MU 2600 CCU-KMG 1510 1935 Daily

Kunming is China Eastern’s third largest hub after Hongqiao and Pudong, Shanghai’s two airports, with more than 180 daily departures. China Eastern will be able to offer passengers from Kolkata and Dhaka onwards connections to 67 domestic destinations within China, as well as to 16 international destinations around Asia (though these connections require a transit visa). It serves as China Eastern’s primary gateway to the Indian subcontinent, with  services to Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Kolkata, and Male. The airline also serves Delhi from its largest hub at Shanghai.

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