Chengdu to Start More International Direct Routes

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-10-19

An Airbus A330 of Sichuan Airlines took off on Aug. 12 at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to head for Prague, capital of Czech Republic, marking the opening of the sixth regular direct flight from Chengdu to Europe and bringing the number of international flights from the city to 89.
Direct flight from Chengdu to the New York City, the US, will launch in December, and direct flights from Chengdu to Madrid of Spain, Sochi of Russia and Auckland of New Zealand have been planned.
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"The route has been listed in our plan for the winter-spring season and shall be launched on Dec. 2," said an official from Hainan Airlines, "The flight will be operated three times a week by Boeing 787, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and the single trip will take about 11 hours."
Hainan Airlines has applied to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to launch the direct flight from Chengdu to the New York City in March, 2017, which will fly three times weekly, operated by Boeing 787.
Number of Int'l Direct Flights Soon to Jump over 90
Detailed info on international direct flights to open:
September, 2016 Capital Airlines applies for the opening of the twice-weekly round-trip flights between Chengdu and Madrid.
November, 2016
Tibet Airlines applies to open the daily round-trip flight of Sanya-Chengdu-Sochi.
Air China plans to open the four times weekly round-trip flights of Chengdu-Urumqi-Rome.
December, 2016 Sichuan Airlines applies to open the three times weekly round-trip flights between Chengdu and Auckland.
Others Sichuan Airlines plans to open the twice-weekly round-trip flights of Chengdu-Zhengzhou-Vancouver, and China Eastern Airlines applies to open the three times weekly round-trip flights between Chengdu and Manila and four times weekly round-trip flights between Chengdu and Cebu.

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