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Xinjiang establishes airline company to boost low-altitude tourism

  URUMQI, May 30 (Xinhua) -- An airline company has been established in Kuqa County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, to meet the increasing demands of low-altitude, short-distance travelling among tourists.

  According to the newly-established air company, the already launched flights from Kuqa to nearby cities of Aksu and Karamay are all operated by small aircraft with a capacity of eight to 12 passengers.

  Wang Qiong, marketing director of the company, said the flight altitude was around 3,000 meters, which enables passengers to view the unique landscapes, rivers and highways of Xinjiang from the air.

  Wang said the company planned to launch a total 10 low-altitude tourism routes to popular destinations including Turpan and Nalat Grassland Resort.