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A China Eastern Airbus A319 retracts its landing gear on departure. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

China’s Jiaodong International Airport Has Been Launched

After the smooth transition from the former airport, Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport started its operation on Aug. 12. The brand-new airport will replace Qingdao Liuting International Airport, which has served Qingdao for 39 years. Qingdao is located at China’s Shandong province in the east coast of the country, only a 90-minute flight from Beijing. Shandong Airlines flight, SC4651, a Boeing 737-800 from Qingdao to Beijing, was the airport’s maiden flight. China Eastern Airlines flight MU5671, an Airbus A320 aircraft from…