Starting from September 6, Air China will restore its flight between Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwest Sichuan Province, and Jiuzhaigou, a heavily damaged scenic spot by earthquake in Sichuan.
On August 8, 2017, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake forced the closure of the Jiuzhaigou National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which famous for its spectacular waterfalls, lush forests and gorgeous plateau lakes. As a result of earthquake, the Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport also halted the service.
This flight by Air China will operate on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday using an Airbus A319 aircraft starting September 6. The flight CA4481 will leave Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 18:05, and arrive at Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport at 19:15. The flight time is about 1 hour and 10 minutes. The return flight CA4482 will depart from Jiuzhaigou at 20:25 and arrive in Chengdu at 21:40.
Previously on August 8, Sichuan Airlines has already resumed its own flight between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou. The flight was scheduled on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Therefore, after Air China restore its air route, the frequency of flight between the two cities will become once every day. Due to the importance of linking the attraction with the outside world, Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport is expecting to restore flights to cities including Chongqing, Xi'an, Beijing and Shanghai within the year.