Sichuan Airlines : 3U
Restructured in 2002, Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd is based on its predecessor Sichuan Airlines, which was set up in 1986 and had its first flight in 1988. The new Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd is sponsored together by Sichuan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shandong Airlines and Chengdu Gingko Restaurant Co., Ltd. Being sponsored by a variety of industries, Sichuan Airlines is able to offer comprehensive services.
So far, Sichuan Airlines operates over 130 flight courses connecting over 90 destinations all over the world. It has a slogan "Safety is Our Priority". The staff of Sichuan Airlines take safety, qualified services and efficiency as their eternal pursuit. You will be sure to have a pleasant trip when you choose this airline.
Hub: Headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan Airlines takes Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport as its first base and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport the second.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has been put into use since 1956. Located in the north of Shuangliu County in Chengdu, it is about 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the city center. The airport is the busiest one in the middle and west China, with a large amount of passengers and cargos being transported to or from Chengdu. Now the airport has flights to and from over 60 major domestic. Also it is open to air traffic with about 25 foreign destinations including London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore.
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, situated at Lianglu Town in Yubei District of Chongqing, is 21 kilometers (13 miles) from the downtown area. Being one of the three air hubs in southwest China, the airport is the first in this area to open direct flights to European destinations. At present, it has over 70 flights to and from about 55 domestic and international destinations.
Aircraft types: Sichuan Airlines has the largest Airbus fleet in southwestern China. It now possesses 41 aircrafts including six European Airbus 321s, 19 Airbus 320s, 11 Airbus 319s and five Brazilian EMB 145s.
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