Chinese Airline Inaugurates Its Longest Route Ever to Mexico

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The flight, operated twice a week with an Airbus 350 aircraft, offers a faster experience, with a total duration of approximately 16 hours. In a significant milestone for the Chinese aviation industry, China Southern Airlines has inaugurated a new route connecting the Chinese city of Shenzhen with Mexico City. This direct connection sets a record as the longest international route in the history of the country’s civil aviation, covering an impressive distance of more than 14,000 kilometers.

The flight, operated twice a week with an Airbus 350 aircraft, offers a faster experience, with a total duration of approximately 16 hours. This reduction in travel time between China and Mexico promises to facilitate trade, tourism, and cultural exchanges between the two nations.

The opening of this air route not only marks a technological and logistical achievement for China Southern Airlines but also has significant economic and commercial implications, as China is Mexico’s second-largest trading partner in Latin America. Additionally, the route includes a brief stopover of about 30 minutes in Tijuana on the return trip to China. This strategic stopover not only provides greater connectivity with other Mexican cities but also facilitates the exchange of passengers and cargo in both directions.

Before the pandemic, China was the leading Asian country sending tourists to Mexico, with more than 100,000 visitors and considerable per capita spending. The resumption of direct flights between the two countries promises to boost the recovery of tourism and strengthen cultural and commercial ties between China and Mexico.

Source: Eje Central