Sichuan Airlines Chengdu to Osaka Kansai
On 19 January Osaka Kansai Airport celebrated the launch of thrice-weekly flights to Chengdu operated by Sichuan Airlines. The route is already served by Air China and Spring Airlines.
Sichuan Airlines’ inaugural service to Singapore launched on 25 January. The daily A320 service will face competition from SilkAir’s 10 weekly flights and Air China’s daily flights.
- Sichuan Airlines has further expanded its international network from Chengdu (CTU). Following the launch last week of flights to Tokyo, this week has seen the addition of Osaka Kansai (KIX) and Singapore (SIN) to the airline’s route map. On 19 January a thrice-weekly operation on the 2,953-kilometre sector to Osaka was introduced, going head-to-head with Spring Airlines (four weekly flights) and Air China (thrice-weekly flights). On 25 January, it added daily flights on the 3,246-kilometre link to Singapore, a route already flown by SilkAir (10 weekly flights) and Air China (daily flights). Both of these new routes will be operated by the airline’s A320s. This brings to 13 the number of international destinations served non-stop by Sichuan Airlines from Chengdu, spread across nine countries. Apart from Japan and Singapore, the airline also serves destinations in Australia, Hong Kong, Maldives, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.