Sichuan Airlines will launch new regular flights from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, to Vancouver, BC Canada on June 22. The flights will be operated three times a week, making a stopover in northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang, capital city of Liaoning province.
According to Zhang Huiyu, vice general manager of Sichuan Airlines, it will be the first air route between western China and North American. “The flights departing from Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou usually arrive in Vancouver at night, but our new flight will arrive in Vancouver in the morning, making it more convenient for passengers to carry out business activities.” Said Zhang.
Chengdu-based Sichuan Airlines now operates more than 130 domestic air routes and 14 international routes. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will be their first North American destination. The addition of the new flights is anticipated to expand the presence of Sichuan Airlines and contribute to more than 30,000 visitors to both China and Canada.