Direct flights between Chongqing-Finland launched

An A330 plane from Helsinki, capital of Finland, landed at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport on May 10, 2012, marking the launch of the first direct flights linking southwestern China to northern Europe. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

People attend the ceremony to celebrate the first direct flights linking Chongqing and Helsinki at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, southwest China, May 10, 2012.

A passenger greets her friends as she gets off from the plane flying from Helsinki to Chongqing at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, southwest China, May 10, 2012.