Air China expands Tibetan offering

Air China has added frequencies to the
Tibetan Plateau, increasing the Chengdu-Linzhi service to five flights a
week. This Chengdu-Linzhi service was initiated last September,
following the success of its Chengdu-Lhasa service. Air China has
provided consistent air service to the Tibetan Plateau for 42 years,
also carrying passengers among its regional destinations such as Bangda
and Changdu.

“Air China’s new Chengdu-Linzhi route is attracting tourists who want
to experience the Tibetan Plateau. Our additional service offers yet
another travel choice to the region and increases convenient access,”
said Mrs. Zhang Lan, Senior Vice President for Air China. “The beauty,
culture, and majestic environment of Tibet are drawing visitors from all
over the world, and Air China is proud to help share this unique
heritage with those who want to come and see it.”

The region of Tibet is the main part of China’s Tibetan Plateau, located
in the southwest of the country. Known as the “Roof of the World,” the
imposing Tibetan Plateau is the highest plateau on earth. The world’s
highest mountain, Mount Everest, is a feature of Tibet, and the region
is also known the world over for the culture and history of Tibetan
Buddhism.

Air China’s additional services, launched March 25, also use specialized
Boeing 757 aircraft with performance enhancements for the terrain and
conditions. The Chengdu-Linzhi flights, dubbed “the second golden tour
route” for the region, joining the Chengdu-Lhasa service, operate every
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The morning services
depart Chengdu at 7:30 a.m., arriving Linzhi at 9:15 a.m., and leave
Linzhi at 10:00 a.m. to arrive in Chengdu at 11:30 a.m.
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