An airliner from Russia's Yakutsk landed on Tianjin Binhai International Airport on June 20, and the 136 tourists on board would fly to Hebei's Qinhuangdao City via Tianjin that evening.
This flight marked that Russian tourists formally began their journey to Qinhuangdao on charter flights.
Every year the city receives 20,000-odd Russian tourists. The charter flight from Yakutsk to Hebei was first opened this year.
(Chinanews.cn June 23, 2006)