BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- China has launched direct air routes to 43 countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) as of May 2017. Around 84 percent of Chinese provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities now have flights to these countries, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
On October 27, the CAAC announced that 2017/2018 Winter and Spring Flight Plan would be in effect from October 29, 2017 to March 24, 2018. In the new aviation season, Chinese airlines will launch 95 international routes to the countries and regions along the B&R, covering Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Southern Pacific.
As of December 2016, China had signed bilateral intergovernmental air transport agreements with 120 countries and regions, including 62 countries along the B&R, besides concluding the first regional air transport agreement with the ASEAN. (Edited by Hu Pingchao, firstname.lastname@example.org)