Sichuan Airlines’ first service to Dubai arrived at the UAE airport from Chengdu via Yinchuan on Friday 4 September. Flights will operate twice-weekly (departing China Tuesdays and Fridays) using the airline’s A330-300s.
- Sichuan Airlines, China’s sixth biggest domestic carrier, has launched twice-weekly flights to Dubai (DXB) from Chengdu (CTU) via Yinchuan (INC). The first service took place on Friday 4 September using the carrier’s A330-300s. No other carrier operates between these two Chinese cities and Dubai. At 4,934 kilometres, the Yinchuan to Dubai sector is the fifth longest flown by the airline after Chengdu-Melbourne (8,690 kilometres), Chongqing-Sydney (8,478 kilometres), Shenyang-Vancouver (8,000 kilometres) and Chengdu-Moscow Sheremetyevo (5,797 kilometres). Yinchuan becomes only the sixth Chinese airport with non-stop flights to and from Dubai after Beijing (Air China and Emirates), Guangzhou (China Southern Airlines and Emirates), Kunming (China Eastern Airlines), Shanghai Pudong (Emirates) and Urumqi (China Southern). See how Dubai Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.