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12:00 AM, June 23, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 23, 2010

Tibet Airlines to take off next year

The first airline to be based in Tibet will launch its first domestic flights from the remote Himalayan region in the middle of next year, state media reported yesterday.
Tibet Airlines will operate flights within Tibet and link its capital Lhasa with other major cities across the China, the China Daily said.
The carrier is considering buying Boeing 737-700 and Airbus 319 aircraft to service the high-altitude routes, the paper said. It did not say how many flights the airline would run.
China's civil aviation authorities approved the airline in March as it tries to boost tourism in Tibet by speeding up transportation between cities in the region.
The China Business News said the airline plans to buy three planes.

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