Chengdu Has Three More Int’l Air Links

Authors: Go Chengdu

2019-09-17

Up to now, Chengdu has opened 349 air links, including 121 international (regional) ones.
On September 15, the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines, India's IndiGo Airlines, and Ctrip.com jointly signed an MoU on cooperation in international transit service. One day later, the three airline companies launched, respectively, three direct flights between Chengdu and Delhi, Chicago and Helsinki.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
The Chengdu-Helsinki service, launched by the Sichuan Airlines, operates on every Monday and Friday. The outbound flights departing from Chengdu, numbered 3U8271, leave at 02:00 and arrive at 06:00. While the inbound ones departing from Helsinki, numbered 3U8272, leave at 15:45 and arrive at 05:00 next day (all the time mentioned above and below are local time). With the opening of this flight, Chengdu now has non-stop air links to 13 European cities.
The Chengdu-Delhi service is operated by the IndiGo Airlines, India's largest passenger airline which chose Chengdu to be its first flight destination to expand into the Chinese mainland. Flying everyday, the outbound flights, numbered 6E1036, leave at 05:55 and arrive at 08:15, and the inbound ones, numbered 6E1035, leave at 22:00 and arrive at 04:55 next day.
The Chengdu-Chicago service, launched by the Hainan Airlines, is the fourth direct link between Chengdu and the US. It made Chengdu the third city in the Chinese mainland to have a non-stop passenger link to Chicago following Beijing and Shanghai. The outbound flights, flying on every Monday and Friday, numbered HU705, leave at 21:00 and arrive at 22:10. The inbound ones on every Tuesday and Saturday, numbered HU706, leave at 00:10 and arrive at 04:10 next day.
Up to now, Chengdu has opened 349 air links, including 121 international (regional) ones, making the city the fourth in the Chinese Mainland and the first in the country's central and western regions by number of air routes.

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