Air China will launch Chengdu-Sydney services on November 11th, 2016.
After the launch of Chengdu-Frankfurt and Chengdu-Paris flights, this route is Air China’s third intercontinental flight based in its Chengdu hub, and also its first nonstop service between western China and Oceania.
Not only will travellers flying out of Chengdu be able to directly fly to the sunny port city of Sydney, but people from cities all across western China including Xi’an, Kunming, Urumchi, Guiyang, Lanzhou, and Xining can also fly from Chengdu to travel to the southern hemisphere.
Recently, the number of Chinese tourists that have toured and vacationed in Australia has been on the rise.
Up until now, Air China has launched direct flights from Beijing and Shanghai to Sydney and Melbourne, 30 flights every week between China and Australia.
Air China plans to launch its Shenzhen-Melbourne service at the end of 2016 to further solidify its China-Australia airline network and complete and interact with flights from Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu to Australia, providing more diversified options for Chinese passengers from different regions to travel to Australia.
In addition, by taking advantage of Star Alliance’s strong airline networks, passengers can travel to more destinations through its counterparts in Star Alliance.
In 2016, Air China has continued to speed up its global airline network layout with Beijing as its pivot point and carry out steady construction on regional aviation hubs.
After the launch of its Chengdu-Sydney service, the number of Air China Chengdu-based flights will reach 74, 14 of which are international and regional airlines.
The airline network covers Asia, Europe, and Oceania.