Authors¡G Go Chengdu
Chengdu is to have one more direct air link to Europe in September.
On September 16, the Sichuan Airlines will launch a non-stop air link between Chengdu and Finland's Helsinki.
The new service, to fly on the route of the company's current Chengdu-Copenhagen link, will operate 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 is local time). The one-way journey is expected to take around 9 hours.
Another direct flight, linking Chengdu and the US's Chicago, will also be open on September 16. And Chengdu-Deli non-stop flight will be launched one day earlier.
By the end of June, Chengdu had opened 118 international (regional) air links, including 66 direct ones. And there will be more later this year.