A new route by China Eastern Airlines has been announced on Sunday [28 January 2017], which will see 21,500 additional passengers per year travelling from China to Australia. The Wuhan to Sydney route will operate tri-weekly and boost the Australian economy by an expected 86 million Australian dollars (65 million US dollars) per year…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2017

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  • With the addition of three weekly flights from Sydney to Wuhan, China Eastern Airlines now has 26 weekly flights between China and Sydney.

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  • In November 2016, Peruvian blueberries and mangoes, avocados, asparagus, and grapes were exported via a Lima-Shanghai China Eastern Airlines cargo flight during the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
  • In April 2016, freight train service between Lyon, France, and Wuhan, China (via Alataw Pass in Xinjiang Region), began operation. The new train route, part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, was expected to transport agricultural goods and wine (among others).

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