China Southern Airlines, the country's largest carrier, is scheduled to launch direct flights on the Urumqi to Tehran route on August 29, 2010, increasing the number of flights it operates to Teheran in Iran to five per week.
The new flight, CZ6035, will be operated every Sunday using Boeing 737 or Boeing 757 aircraft. Outbound flights will depart Urumqi at 21:10 and arrive at Mehrabad International Airport at 22:30 local time. Return flights will leave Tehran at 23:30 local time and arrive at Urumqi Diwopu International Airport 07:30 the next day.
The Guangzhou-based carrier launched its Beijing to Tehran via Urumqi route in January 2010: initially with three flights a week.