Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Fly Me To The River

The locals have gone one step further in their quest to include every possible type of transport in Liuzhou’s traffic scheme. We have had BRT, the so-called “rapid” buses which take as long as regular buses and spend as much time trying to get out of the constant traffic jams.

We have had the rather useless boat buses which chug up and down the river, except when the river gets too wet!

Now they have introduced aquaplanes.

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I’m not sure yet where they go or how much they cost, but if it ever stops raining, I’ll go find out and update.

Like the river buses, these are more targeted at tourists than any sensible effort to improve transport for residents.

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UPDATE: July 25th – Liuzhou Seaplane Operator in Fatal Shanghai Crash

. This entry was posted on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 10:38 am and is filed under Floods, Liuzhou Life, Liuzhou News, River Bus, Traffic Traumas, Travel, Updates. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Fly Me To The River”

  1. LordSnooty Says:

    Risk one of those in China? You must be joking.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    I wasn’t recommending it.

  3. Alan Says:

    I just found this online … https://uk.news.yahoo.com/seaplane-crashes-inaugural-flight-china-killing-5-085120980.html

    I’m not suggesting this was the exact plane that was featured in your article, however, the logo on the tail of that plane suggests that it was perhaps the same operator “Joy General Air”?

  4. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Thanks for the tip-off, Alan. I don’t know enough about planes to be sure if it’s the same model – probably, but it is for sure the same operator.



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