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Chengdu-US Direct Flights Could Start This Year
Chengdu will hold the Tenth Asia-Pacific Air Route Development Forum in April this year. Airlines including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will be invited to discuss the opening of the passenger and cargo routes from Chengdu to the US.
It is expected that by 2015, Chengdu will have around 40 international direct flights, and at least two to theree new international routes will be opened every year until 2015. There are currently 24 international direct passenger and cargo routes in Chengdu. The regular international direct passenger flights from Chengdu to Tokyo, to Abu Dhabi and to Bangalore were newly opened in 2011. UPS and FedEx, the global logistics giants have also had their routes in Chengdu.