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St Petersburg-Beijing air-route launched
April 2, 2013, 8:19 am


Air traffic between the two countries has risen in recent years [Xinhua]

Russian airline Rossiya and Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines have signed a code-sharing agreement on flights between Beijing and the Russian city of St Petersburg, Russian News Agency ITAR-TASS reported Monday.

The move increases travel options to China from Russia’s second-largest city, following a steady rise in air traffic between the two countries in recent years.

Three weekly flights between Beijing and St Petersburg are currently scheduled under the new agreement.