The fastest growing city of Sichuan province in China – Chengdu is known for the cute giant creatures that inhabit the Chengdu Panda Base. British travellers will be able to catch a glimpse of cuddly Pandas after the launch of direct flights to Chengdu Airport.
Fly from Gatwick to Chengdu with Air China
Air China will begin a non-stop service between Gatwick – the major airport in southeast England to Chengdu. Chengdu is also a major transport hub in the entire region. The airline will use Airbus A330-300 for the connection, it will take off from London three times a week (Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays). The direct flights to Chengdu are the first non-stop connection between London and Chengdu since the incident when British Airways had to cancel its flights from Heathrow in January 2017 due to cabin crew walkout.
“Chengdu is a strategically important destination and a major logistical hub, so this new route, the UK’s only direct flight opens up a range of opportunities throughout central and western China, be it by air, road or rail.” says chief commercial officer Stephenson, The Gatwick Airport is happy to receive the news. Source: Media centre Airport Gatwick
Why take flights to Chengdu?
The panda capital of China is attracting a massive number of tourists lately. There is a significant rise in percentage despite the tough competition among other popular Asian tourist hubs like Bali and Thailand. The city has better laid-back scenes than Beijing and Shanghai.
The Non-profit research and breeding facility – The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base or the Chengdu panda base located in Sichuan, close to the town, is a research centre and a breeding facility for pandas and other rare species. The centre is open to the public and you can interact with different types of Pandas.
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