Russian passengers shows their boarding passes of flight CZ355 from central China's Wuhan to Moscow at the Tianhe airport in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei province, July 30, 2014. A direct air route between Wuhan and Moscow launched Wednesday. The trip takes about 9 hours, saving at least 11 hours for local residents who had to travel via other cities to reach Moscow. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
WUHAN, July 30 (Xinhua) -- A direct air route linking the central Chinese hub city of Wuhan with Moscow was launched by China Southern Airlines on Wednesday.
The flight between Wuhan Tianhe Airport and Sheremetyevo International Airport takes about nine hours, cutting at least five hours from the time needed to make the journey with a transfer in another city.
The air route is served every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with outbound and inbound flights numbered CZ355 and CZ356.