Chengdu-Moscow Flight to be Launched

Authors: Go Chengdu


The Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. revealed on Jan. 29 that the direct air service between Chengdu and Moscow will be launched in mid-May.
The route to be open as soon as May will be operated by Airbus A330 aircraft. The flight frequency will be four times a week and one-way flying time is about 7 hours, said Mr. Li Haiying, President of the Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd., at a news briefing. In addition, the Sichuan Airlines will open direct flights from Chengdu to Tokyo and Osaka in June.
With the furthering partnership between China and Russia, the bilateral trade of the two countries has been in a new stage. It is of far-reaching significance to open an air link between Sichuan and Russia. Before the launch of the direct route between Chengdu and Russia, travelers have to spend around 30 hours flying from Chengdu to Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, and then transfer to Russia.
Mr. Li said, the Sichuan Airlines will open direct flight routes from Chengdu to Tokyo and Osaka in June, which will be operated by Airbus A330 aircraft. Four weekly flights will be offered from Chengdu to Tokyo, and three flights a week to Osaka. Currently, only the Air Nippon Airways is operating the route between Chengdu and Tokyo. There will be more choices for travelers to depart from Chengdu after the direct air service opens.
Chengdu had opened 78 international (regional) air routes by the end of last year. The number will exceed 80 next month, topping all cities in central and western China continuously.

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