Air China has launched a new Chengdu-Sydney service – the carrier’s first nonstop route linking a city in west China to Australia.
The new service provides more flexible travel options for travellers and will help promote trade and tourism between Australia and China's western regions.
Chengdu is China's famed "Land of Plenty" and is a popular destination for many Australian exporters.
To celebrate the launch Air China has introduced some special flight deals valid until the end of this year. A 12% discount on Business Class (round-trip) and an 8% discount on Economy Class (round-trip) are offered.
For details, visit Air China's official website.
For the past year Air China has been expanding its global network from its hub in Beijing. And the airline is now stepping up efforts to build its regional hub in Chengdu, improving the regional networks of Chengdu and Chongqing.
Through the Star Alliance network Air China can fly passengers to 1330 airports in 193 countries.
The Chengdu-Sydney service (CA429/30) will operate with a fleet of Airbus 330-200 three times a week.
The outbound flight, offered on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, departs from Chengdu at 10.55pm and arrives in Sydney at 12:35pm the following day. The return flight departs from Sydney at 2:35pm and arrives in Chengdu at 10:35pm.
Air China is China's only national flag carrier and has a fleet of 603 passenger aircraft and freighters.
Air China operates 376 routes, including 101 international routes, 14 regional routes and 261 domestic routes. It serves 178 cities in 39 countries and regions, including 64 international cities, three regional cities and 111 domestic cities.