Sichuan Airlines Reviews

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Sichuan Airlines Reviews

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 四川航空) is a regional airline headquartered on the grounds of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan in the People’s Republic of China, operating mainly scheduled domestic flights out of Chengdu Airport and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The airline launched its first long-haul overseas route in June 2012 with flights from its Chengdu hub to Vancouver, Canada (3U 8579/8580 via Shenyang). Its second long-haul flight, from Chengdu to Melbourne, Australia (3U 601/602 non-stop), was launched in February 2013 with three weekly services.

The airline was established on 19 September 1986, with operations starting 14 July 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 are China Southern Airlines (39%), Shandong Airlines (10%), Shanghai Airlines (10%) and Gingko Restaurant (1%). The company has 1,844 employees. As of September 2013, the Sichuan Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 5.6 years: Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-100, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, and Xian MA60.

Sichuan Airlines’s frequent-flyer program is Golden Panda.

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