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Sichuan Airlines is an airline headquartered at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan in China where it mainly operates scheduled domestic flights out of as well as Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.

The airline began operations in 1988 between Chengdu and Wanzhou. In August 2002, it was reorganised and the Sichuan Airlines Group, which is owned by the provincial government, became the major shareholder (40%). The other shareholders include are China Southern Airlines, Shandong Airlines and Shanghai Airlines.

The first long-haul overseas route that Sichuan Airlines launched, was in June 2012, with flights from its Chengdu hub to Vancouver, Canada. Its second long-haul flight, from Chengdu to Melbourne, Australia, was launched in February 2013 with three weekly services. On 17th October 2016, the airline launched twice-a-week service from Chengdu via Hangzhou to Los Angeles.

In November 2016 Sichuan Airlines announced it will launch a non-stop flight between Chengdu and Dubai, operating twice a week.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

If you're flying with Sichuan Airlines, you'll be permitted one cabin baggage and one personal item (e.g., a purse, laptop bag or small backpack) onboard.

Your carry-on bag must not be larger than the maximum dimensions of 20 x 40 x 55 and not weigh more than 10 kg.

Checked Baggage

If you are taking checked baggage with you on your Sichuan Airlines flight, your checked bag must not exceed the overall dimensions of 158 cm (length + width + height). It also cannot weigh more than 23 kg.


Online Check-In

Passengers flying with Sichuan Airlines can check in for their flight online prior to their arrival at the airport via the online check-in feature on their website.

Airport Check-In

If Sichuan Airlines passengers haven't checked in online before their flight, they may check-in at the airport check-in desk.

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Hub Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the major international airport serving Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province. Shuangliu International Airport is the hub airport for Sichuan Airlines as well as Chengdu Airlines. The airport has two runways and can handle nearly 40 million passengers.

Other airlines which fly to and from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport include AirAsia, Air China, Air Maca, Asiana Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, British Airways, China United Airlines, Hainan Airlines, EVA AirChina Express AirlinesJuneyao Airlines, KLM, Kunming AirlinesLoong AirShanghai Airlines and Ruili Airlines many others.


Sichuan Airlines' many destinations include Anhui, Beijing, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Taipei, Kathmandu, Male, Taiwan, Dubai, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Moscow, Melbourne and New Zealand, Sydney and many others.

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Sichuan Airlines currently consists of the following aircraft:


22 June 2019

Sichuan Airlines launches a direct flight between Chengdu (CTU) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO)

Sichuan Airlines on Saturday launched a direct flight connecting Chengdu, the capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, and Rome. This is the first regular direct flight between the two cities. The flight will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday by an Airbus A330, with a single trip taking about 11 hours.

16 March 2019

Sichuan Airlines plans Istanbul launch in late April 2019

Sichuan Airlines is adding a new service to Turkey, with a planned Chengdu – Istanbul service. From April 2019, the Airbus A330 aircraft will operate this route 3 times a week.