Sichuan Airlines resumes flights from Helsinki Airport to Chengdu
From July 29, 2022, China’s Sichuan Airlines operates weekly from Helsinki Airport to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Resuming routes is an important step towards restoring regular flights in China.
Originally started in the summer of 2019, the route was interrupted due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has decided to allow flights from China to Finland not only from Shanghai, but also from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province.
“We are very pleased that Sichuan Airlines has returned to Helsinki Airport. Resuming the route is an important step towards recovering China’s air travel from the COVID-19 pandemic.” Petri VuoriSenior Vice President of Finavia in charge of route development.
This route is operated by Airbus A330 aircraft every Friday. Between the 29th and 31st weeks, the arrival time at Helsinki Airport is 4am local time and the flight to Chengdu departs at 6am.
The schedule will change on August 19, 2022, after which the flight will arrive at Helsinki Airport at 9:50 pm local time and depart for Chengdu at 11:20 pm.
Previously, the route ran from Chengdu via Helsinki Airport to Copenhagen. Currently, the route runs directly between Helsinki Airport and Chengdu.
Source: Finavia Corporation
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