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Chengdu Shuangliu Airport


chengdu shuangliu airport1.jpgFirst built in 1938, Chengdu Shuangniu International Airport is the largest in southwest China. It covers an area of over 9,333,333 square meters (about 2,306 acres) with two parallel runways and 200 parking stands. Currently, it has 143 scheduled domestic flight routes to cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xian, Kunming, Xining, Lhasa and Nyingchi. In addition, flights to cities inside the province are available, such as to Dazhou, Xichang and Jiuzhaigou, etc. It also offers 56 international (regional) flight routes by the end of 2012. International flights include service to cities abroad such as Tokyo, Shanghai (Beijing)-Fukuoka, Osaka, Seoul, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Katmandu, Los Angeles, Vancouver, London, Sydney, Melbourne (Australia), Frankfort, Delhi and (Beijing)-Paris, as well as regional flights to Hong Kong and Macau.

Terminal Buildings

Shuangliu International Airport has two terminal buildings, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, covering an area of 500,000 square meters (about 124 acres). There are 74 boarding bridges, 64 security channels, and 207 check-in counters. Complete and advanced facilities and services are available in both terminals, including International and domestic transfer, VIP lounge, banks, dining, shopping, recreation and other dedicated services.

Airline Companies

T1: EVA Airways (BR), Dragon Air (KA), Air Macau (NX), Silk Air (MI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Thai Airways (TG), Asiana Airlines (OZ), China Airlines (CI), Air Asia X (D7), ANA (NH), Air China (CA), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Far Eastern Air Transport (FE), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Etihad Airways (EY)
T2: Air China (CA), Shandong Airlines (SC), China Express Airlines (G5), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Tibetan Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines (JD), China United Airlines (KN), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Okay Airways (BK), Spring Airlines (9C), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Chengdu Airlines (EU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Hainan Airlines (HU), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Hebei Airlines (NS), Kunming Airlines (KY), Tianjin Airlines (GS), West Air (PN), Lucky Air (8L), Shanghai Airlines (FM)

Transportation

There are several shuttle buses running to the downtown area of the city. It also provides long-distance buses to major cities within Sichuan Province. In addition, Chengdu-Leshan-Emeishan Intercity High-Speed Trains have a stop at the airport, and passengers can take a train to Chengdu South or East Railway Station in downtown, Leshan famous for Giant Buddha, and Emieshan well known for Mt. Emei. The trains also go to Meishan, Qingshen, Guanghan, Deyang, Mianyang, and Jiangyou.

Travel Tips

Tourists bound for Chongqing and places inside Sichuan Province such as Jiuzhaigou must take flights from the old lobby of CTU, a short distance away from the new one. Flights from Chengdu to Nyingchi in southeast Tibet operate only one round trip per week, on Fridays. Tickets are only sold during the week of the trip and can not be reserved for the next week.

72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

Passport holders of 51 countries and regions are granted a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours when taking an international transfer via Chengdu Shuangliu Airport. 

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 

Add: It is located about two kilometers (about 1.2 miles) east of Shuangliu County, about 16 kilometers (about 10 miles) away from downtown area.

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