From January 15, 2012, Xiamen Airlines will open two new flight routes to Lhasa, Xiamen to Lhasa flight and Fuzhou to Lhasa flight, after an inbound trial flight from Xiamen landed successfully at the Gonggar Airport in Lhasa on December 13th.
The Fuzhou to Lhasa flight is expected to open on January 15th. The flight MF8411 will start from Fuzhou at 7:20am every Wednesday and Saturday and arrive at Lhasa at 12:50pm, making a stopover in Chongqing at 9:45am.
The Xiamen to Lhasa flight is expected to open on January 17th. The flight MF8467 will start from Xiamen at 7:25am every Tuesday and Friday and also arrive at Lhasa at 12:50pm, making a stopover in Chongqing at 9:40am.
The air trip from Fuzhou to Lhasa is expected to take about 5.5 hours, and will cost about 3,000 RMB for a one-way economic ticket. For travellers' convenience, they can book the air tickets on Internet, and can enjoy 50% discount at the beginning of the operation.