April 13, 2024
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Sydney Airport has announced the launch of Air China’s new Chengdu-Sydney service, marking the first direct route from China’s fourth largest international airport to the Australian city. The service is expected to bring in an additional $89 million in visitor expenditure per year, with approximately 23,000 Chinese visitors anticipated annually.

The new Chengdu-Sydney route is operated by an A330-200 aircraft with 237 seats, offering three weekly services. The launch of the new service reinforces Sydney Airport’s position as the world’s leading airport for Chinese long-haul routes, with connections to 13 Chinese cities by the end of November.

The launch of the new service is seen as a major boost for tourism in the region, as it is expected to attract a significant number of Chinese visitors, who will be able to enjoy the city’s attractions, including the iconic Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

Sydney Airport CEO, said the new service would provide a significant economic boost for the city and the wider region. “We are thrilled to welcome Air China’s new Chengdu-Sydney service, which will provide a direct link between two of the world’s most dynamic cities. This new service will provide a significant boost to tourism in the region, with thousands of Chinese visitors expected to visit Sydney each year.”

Air China’s General Manager, said the new service represented an important milestone in the airline’s growth strategy. “We are delighted to launch our new service between Chengdu and Sydney, which will enable us to better serve our customers and strengthen our presence in the Australian market. We look forward to providing our customers with a premium travel experience and to contributing to the growth of tourism in Sydney and Australia.”

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