At the invitation of prime minister modi of the republic of India, President xi jinping recently went to chennai, India, to attend the second informal meeting between Chinese and Indian leaders. The visit is President xi jinping's first foreign visit since the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The importance of exchanges between China and India is evident.
Since ancient times, despite being separated by high mountains, China and India have been geographically connected for thousands of years. China and India, two ancient civilizations, have been developing rapidly for thousands of years. Today, China and India are enjoying rapid economic growth, leading the way in the rising tide of Asia, and deepening economic and trade exchanges between the two countries. China and India are connected by sea and land, and the two countries' people, about 2.7 billion in total, urgently need to build a more convenient bridge of communication.
Aviation is the safest and fastest means of transportation. In 2018, the aviation market of China and India is obviously improving, with 788,000 passengers flying between the two countries, a year-on-year growth of 21.14%. In 2019, as the number of passengers between the two countries increases, the aviation market demand is expanding. Indias largest airline, indigo airlines, opened its first stop from the Indian capital Delhi to the Chinese mainland last month (16 September) at the urging of the market and passengers. Following flights between Delhi, India's premier economic and cultural hub, and chengdu, one of the most important cities in western China, indigo airlines is gearing up for the October 21 launch of a direct flight from Calcutta, India's commercial and financial hub in eastern India, to the economic hub of southern China. Since the flight of chengdu, the average passenger seat ratio has exceeded 80%. A large number of Chinese tourists flock to India for tourism. Indian films, Indian history and culture, singing and dancing, and food make chengdu a new web celebrity destination. During the Canton fair, guangzhou sailing will bring more trade, buyers and delegations to guangzhou to help guangzhou, the commercial capital for thousands of years, become the bridgehead of trade and investment between China and India.
As a national central city and provincial capital, guangzhou is not only rich in history and culture, strong in comprehensive economic strength, and accelerating the construction of an international metropolis, but also the central city of the guangdong-hong kong-macao greater bay area, leading and promoting the construction of the whole guangdong-hong kong-macao greater bay area. Indigo airlines the select flights to Calcutta to guangzhou during the Canton fair, the direct power of import and export trade between China and India, especially in eastern India to guangzhou, and shenzhen, direct exchange of Hong Kong, Macao, Hong Kong and Macao to make big bay unique location advantage, development vigor and is able to give full play to the technological innovation ability.
The opening of direct flights between chengdu, Delhi and guangzhou and kolkata is not only a milestone for Indian indigo airlines, but also a convenient air bridge for china-india cooperation. China is India's largest trading partner and India is China's largest trading partner in South Asia. China and India have great potential in trade, culture and tourism. "Nearly half of the growth in global air travel over the next 20 years will come from the Chinese and Indian markets," said William porter, chief commercial officer of indian-indigo airlines. To meet the needs of the bilateral business and travel markets, indigo airlines will continue to expand its network of routes and strive to provide customers with more choices while offering on-time, in-flight experiences at the most affordable prices."
Under the initiative of the "One Belt And One Road" strategic construction of the air silk road, China and India will also gradually improve the connectivity of the transportation network. It is believed that the meeting between President xi jinping and the prime minister of the republic of India will further deepen mutual understanding between the two peoples and open a new chapter in the development of air transport and cultural and tourism exchanges between the two countries. China and India will also build a more convenient and complete air bridge to further promote exchanges and cooperation. (india-indigo airlines)
Source: civil aviation resource network