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Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport


exterior shot of airport building, with 'Chengdu' sign above modern glass front


Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (IATA code: CTU) is a major international airport serving Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, in China.

Often shortened to just Shuangliu, CTU is a public airport operated by Sichuan Province Airport Group Co., Ltd. The airport is large and spacious, with modern passenger facilities. 

Along with Beijing International Airport, Shuangliu Airport is a core hub for Air China. The airport is also the main hub for Sichuan Airlines and Chengdu Airlines. China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Lucky Air and Tibet Airlines also have bases at CTU.

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The airport is located about 16 kilometres (10 mi) southwest of downtown Chengdu:



Facilities Include:


Wi-Fi: Free throughout both terminals

Toilets: It is worth noting that most bathrooms feature squat toilets. Western style toilets are available, but you will need to search for them.

ATMs: Available in both terminals

Business Center: Can be found in Terminal 2

Currency Exchange: Available in both terminals

Eating and Drinking: Both Airside and Landside and in both terminals there are a numbe of eating options. Drinking water fountains are also available free of charge

Shopping: A large number of shops are available in both terminals. Duty Free is available in T2.

Massage Chairs: Available in both terminals

Smoking: A smoking room is available

Information Desk: There is a desk in each terminal

Lounges Include:

First Class Lounge: There are 7 first class lounges spread between both T1 and T2. Entry can be pre-purchased. Services and facilities include air con, drinks (non-alcoholic) WiFi, flight monitors, newspapers/magazines, showers, TVs, and comfortable seating.   



The airport has 2 runways, 02R/20L is 3,600 meters long (11,811 feet) and 02L/20R is 3,600 meters long (11,811 feet).



Image of terminal 1 exterior, showing passenger balcony, and modern glass design

Image: Terminal 1

The airport has two terminals: T1 and T2. A free inter-terminal shuttle bus connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Terminal 1: This terminal is mostly used for international flights, as well as a number of domestic flights. Terminal 1 consists of three levels. Access to the three concourses can be found on Level 2, which is the check-in and departure level. Those arriving at the terminal will pass through Level 1, the arrivals level. Most of the concessions can be found on Level 3, which is the rest level. 

Terminal 2: This terminal is used for domestic flights within China. The terminal consists of 5 levels and has three Concourses: D, E and F. Level 1 is the arrivals level and Level 3 is the departures level, with access to the gates.  

Airlines that fly to CTU


Airlines that use the airport as a hub:


Air China Chengdu Airlines China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines Lucky Air Shenzhen Airlines
Sichuan Airlines Tibet Airlines  


Other Airlines:


Airline Destinations
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Seoul–Incheon
Air Macau Macau
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Air Travel Kunming
All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Narita
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Beijing Capital Airlines Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Madrid, Qingdao, Sanya
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Express Airlines Bijie, Chongqing, Guiyang, Hohhot, Korla, Liuzhou, Manzhouli, Xingyi
China United Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Ordos, Shijiazhuang
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Nantong
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan
GX Airlines Nanning
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chicago–O’Hare, Guangzhou, Haikou, Los Angeles, New York–JFK, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong. Shenzhen, Urumqi
Hebei Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
IndiGo Delhi
JC International Airlines Nanchang
Jiangxi Air Nanchang
Juneyao Airlines Chizhou, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao
KLM Amsterdam
Kunming Airlines Changsha, Kunming
Lanmei Airlines Siem Reap
Lao Airlines Vientiane
Loong Air Dalian, Enshi, Handan, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kaili, Mandalay, Wenzhou, Xiangyang, Yan'an
Malindo Air Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International, Langkawi
Myanmar National Airlines Yangon
Nok Air Okay Airways
Okay Airways Phuket
Philippines AirAsia Kalibo
Qatar Airways Diha
Qingdao Airlines Luoyang, Nha Trang, Qingdao
Ruili Airlines Harbin, Kunming, Qingyang, Qinhuangdao
Shandong Airlines Guilin, Jinan, Jingdezhen, Qingdao, Xiamen
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao
SilkAir Singapore
Sky Angkor Airlines Siem Reap, Sihanoukville
Spring Airlines Krabi, Phuket, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shijiazhuang, Surat Thani
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Pattaya–U-Tapao
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin
United Airlines San Francisco
Urumqi Air Urumqi
Vietnam Airlines Da Nang, Hanoi, Nha Trang
XiamenAir Cebu, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen

How to get to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport


By Bus

There are a number of busses that operate from the airport. Airport Bus No.1 operates from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to the city centre.  Airport Bus No.2 goes to the Chengdu railway station, and Airport Bus No.3 goes to the Chengdu East railway station. 

By Taxi

Taxis operate from the aiport. A taxi to the centre of Chengdu costs about RMB 60 Yuan ($8.40 USD). At Terminal 1, taxis are outside  Gate 2, near the Arrivals Hall. At Terminal 2, taxis are near Gates 4 and 5, near the Arrivals Hall.

By High Speed Train

Passengers can take the CRH train at Shuangliu Airport to Chengdu Nan (South) Railway Station and Chengdu Dong (East) Railway Station. Further connections can then be made. 

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