Nonstop flight Chengdu-Paris announced Air China. The new service will start December 12, 2015. Paris will be the fifth European destination Air China serves from Chengdu after Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Moscow, and enable passengers from Chengdu to arrive in Paris within just around 11 hours.
The flights, CA457/8, are operated four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The outbound flight departs from Chengdu at 01:30 and arrives in Paris at 06:20. The return flight departs from Paris at 12:15 and arrives in Beijing at 06:00 the second day. The flights are to be operated with Airbus 330-200. Its Business Class seats can turn into full-flat beds, and all classes of service offer personal AVOD, keeping passengers entertained for the duration of the flight.
A city synonymous with chic and romance, Paris never ceases to be a dream destination for travelers. Outbound tourist traffic from Sichuan has been increasing tremendously since 2014, and Chengdu has become China’s fifth largest source of outbound travelers behind Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and Europe has become the second most popular destination behind other Asian regions for travelers in Sichuan. The Chengdu-Paris nonstop service will provide an additional option for travelers in the southwest China to Europe and will also give further impetus to the economic exchanges, industrial cooperation and tourism between Sichuan and the entire southwest China as a whole and Europe.
In the Spring/Autumn Schedule 2015, Air China’s regional hub in Chengdu is connected with 71 cities, including 13 international and regional cities. Currently, Air China offers 110 international flights for passengers in Chengdu and the entire southwest China as a whole, with nonstop access to such metropolises as Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Seoul, Singapore, Colombo, Frankfurt and Paris, intending Chengdu to become a large air hub in China and the largest air hub in southwest China.
SOURCE: Air China/PRNewswire