A new route from Chengdu to Shigatse will be launched on July 8, announced by Air China. This route will be the first civil aviation service to Shigatse, the second-largest city in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
The Chengdu-Shigatse flight operates 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). The flights of Chengdu-Shigatse will leave at 6:55 from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, and arrive in Tibet's Peace Airport at 9:20; while the Shigatse-Chengdu flights will depart at 10:10 and arrive at 12:10 in Chengdu.
The Peace Airport is the fifth civilian airport to be built in Tibet. Built at an altitude of 3,783 meters, it is also the fifth-highest airport in China.