Fujii Fujita, vice president of Japan Airlines arrived in Dalian yesterday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company's opening of the Dalian route. On the same day, Mayor Xiao Shengfeng met with Mr. Fujita in the VIP room of the municipal government. Vice Mayor Lulin attended the meeting.
Japan Airlines has a wide range of international airline network, covering 51 airports in 305 countries and regions. In 1974, the company opened the China route, which is accessible to 15 cities including Dalian. Xiao Shengfeng expressed his warm welcome to Fujii Fujita and briefed the guests on the economic and social development of the city since the beginning of this year. Twenty years ago, Japan Airlines opened the Dalian route and set up an air bridge between Dalian and Japan, which plays an important role in promoting non-governmental exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between the two places. At present, Dalian air transport is in a rapid development stage. Dalian Airport has opened 210 international and domestic routes. Passenger throughput and airport logistics continue to grow. The air transport industry has great potential for development. Xiao Shengfeng says that coinciding with the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan this year and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Japanese friendship treaty next year, he hopes Japan Airlines will seize the opportunity to increase routes between Dalian and Japan to meet the increasingly active tourism and business activities in both places and make new contributions to promote the cooperation in economy, trade, tourism and cultural exchanges between Dalian and Japan. The municipal government and relevant departments will continue to support the continuous development of Japan Airlines in Dalian.
Fujita says that since the opening of Dalian route, Japan Airlines has received the vigorous support and help from the relevant departments in Dalian City. They are willing to deepen the friendly cooperative relationships in order to achieve mutual benefits and development.