The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the resumption of international passenger routes to and from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. The first flight will operate between Wuhan and Seoul on September 16.
When the city’s outbreak of COVID-19 began in January, all flights from Wuhan were suspended. By the end of August, the airport resumed its 73 domestic routes, with passenger flow exceeding 60,000 per day. It is resuming some of the 63 international routes that it operated pre-COVID, including to Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Hanoi, Sihanoukville, Tokyo, Jakarta and Singapore.
To boost foreign trade, which was significantly impacted by the halt on travel, the airport has developed international cargo routes to 29 air freight hubs in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. One of the key freight routes, from Wuhan to London to Amsterdam, will be opened in the near future.
Travel restrictions have been gradually relaxed throughout China: Beijing recently resumed direct international flights to 8 countries.