GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

WUHAN, Feb 1 (FAM) – A new route by China Eastern Airlines has been announced on Sunday, which will see 21,500 additional passengers per year travelling from China to Australia, while China’s Xiamen Airlines said it will launch a new direct route linking Fuzhou, capital city of East China’s Fujian province, and New York City on Feb 15.

The Wuhan to Sydney route will operate tri-weekly and boost the Australian economy by an expected 86 million Australian dollars (65 million U.S. dollars) per year.