By Will Lee
Mongolia’s Newest Airport Opens for Operations
Although the pandemic is far from over and the demand of the international travel remains weak, Chinggis Khaan International Airport, the brand-new airport in the capital city of Mongolia, started its operation on July 4. Mongolian Airlines flight OM 501, a Boeing 737-800 flight from Ulaanbaatar to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, has become the airport’s maiden flight.
“We hope that the new airport, which has the capacity to handle three million passengers a year, will benefit Mongolia’s social, economic and tourist development,” Mongolian President Ukhnna Khurelsukh said at the opening ceremony. All international and domestic commercial flights will start using the new airport.
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