Sichuan Airlines

Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd is headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, recently voted the second most liveable city in China with Chengdu’s International airport allowing easy access to wide variety of international flights.

Sichuan Airlines was established on 19 September 1986 and started operations on 14 July 1988. Initially, Sichuan Airlines serviced Chengdu and Wanzhou in China, but soon branched out to include other locations.

In 1995, the airline became the first Chinese airline to operate the Airbus A320 series aircraft.

In 2002, Sichuan Airlines formed a partnership with Sichuan Airlines Group, its principal shareholder while other shareholders include China Southern Airlines, Shandong Airlines, and Shanghai Airlines.

Sichuan Airlines launched its first (Vancouver, Canada) and second (Melbourne, Australia) overseas air travel in June 2012 and February 2013 respectively.

The Melbourne flight marked the first direct service from Western China to Australia. From there it grew to include Sydney as the airline’s third long-haul destination. Sichuan Airlines also offers short-haul flights to South Korea,Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore.

Currently, Sichuan Airlines has over 108 aircraft servicing 67 regional and international destinations with the bulk of the fleet being the Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, and Airbus A321-200. The airline is considered the largest all-Airbus fleet operator in China, which employs over 1,800 employees, with an estimated 80% qualified and experienced technical and administrative personnel.

Sichuan Airlines was established on 19 September 1986 and started operations on 14 July 1988. Initially, Sichuan Airlines serviced Chengdu and Wanzhou in China, but soon branched out to include other locations.

Sichuan Airlines launched its first (Vancouver, Canada) and second (Melbourne, Australia) overseas air travel in June 2012 and February 2013 respectively.