Soon, people will be able to fly directly between Australia and western China, the credit of which goes to the Sichuan Airlines that has decided to link Chengdu to Melbourne with three of its flights in a week.
Yes, according to the reports coming from sources, Sichuan Airlines will start to fly between Melbourne and Chengdu from February 28, and this will mark the first direct flight between Australia and western China.
The airline will be flying Airbus A330 for the purpose, which is a wide-body aircraft. Approx an additional 76,440 seats will be available every year for the trip.
In context to same, few statements have even come from Melbourne Airport CEO, Mr. Chris Woodruff, who said: "The commencement of Sichuan Airlines' flights follows the signing of a sister-airport agreement between Melbourne Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport last year."
He added that the agreement is being hoped to strengthen the relationship between airports of both the countries along with increasing the number of the direct flight between the respective regions.
This news has definitely brought relief to many those visitors from China, who earlier had to transit through many other cities en route to Australia. Tickets of the Sichuan Airlines are already on for sale for the new Chengdu-Melbourne service. So, now enjoy a non-stop flight from Australia to western China.
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