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2008-06-30 09:03:02

Tibet embraces first night flight CHENGDU, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The first trial night flight in Tibet proved a success when an Airbus A319 plane belonging to Air China landed at Lhasa Gongga Airport on Friday evening. "The history of no night flights in Lhasa ended tonight," said Xu Bo, the Civil Aviation Administration's Tibet Branch head. "It is of great significance to the tourism recovery and economic development in this region." Lhasa had been the only regional capital in China that...

2008-06-27 09:02:49

Lhasa airport eligible for night flight service LHASA, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Lhasa Gongga Airport has installed runway lighting to allow it to receive flights around the clock for the first time since it started operation 43 years ago. Chen Hua, an airport official, said that with the new runway lighting, Gongga airport can increase its handling capacity by at least 40 percent. The runway lighting cost 99 million yuan (about 13.2 million U.S. dollars), and work began at the 3,600 meter...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.