According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Air China’s new base in Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is complete.
Even though the majority of international travel remains closed, China’s Tianfu International Airport is expected to launch before June 30. Chengdu becomes the third city in China, following Shanghai and Beijing, to own two international airports. The city, which is located at the southwest of the country, already owns Shuangliu International Airport, the second busiest airport in the country last year and the busiest airport during the Lunar New Year Holidays in 2021.
Air China’s new base in Tianfu will divide into aircraft maintenance, an air cargo hub and an aviation food production center.
The new base cost USD 941 million, the biggest investment in the airline’s history. Air China has spent five years finishing the base. Air China has revealed its lounge in Tianfu cover 2950 square meters, and it may provide luxury services to its high-end customers.
China aims to set Chengdu to become a hub in the southwest of the country, and Air China has improved its Chengdu services in recent years, including expanding the city’s route map to European cities like London, Paris and Frankfurt. In addition, it has enhanced services to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hangzhou to meet the business travelers’ demand domestically. Also, Air China has added the flight frequencies to the tourist hotspots such as Xinjiang and Tibet.
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