July 14, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Air
nonstop flights make
the closest inland Chinese city to
. It takes European travelers just 10 hours to fly from the heart of
"Land of Plenty" imbued with oriental charms.
Silk, Tea, Giant Panda
is the seat of many dynastic governments and
the throbbing heart of Chinese commercialism,
, tucked away in southwest
, exudes unique oriental charms. It's the birthplace of Shujin, or Sichuan Brocade, a silk fabric of unique workmanship that traces its origins to the Warring States period of over 2,000 years ago, and its history as a tea trading center provides visitors with a cross section of authentic Chinese tea culture. It's also the hometown of the famous Giant Panda; the city is the world's only habitat for both pandas in captivity and in the wild.
A Livable City
, which has played host to China-EU Fair seven times, is western
important manufacturing and export base, and also a western
city with the largest number of Fortune 500 companies operating.
An Easily Accessible Hub in Southwest China
, the first nonstop route ever opened between western
by a Chinese carrier. With Air China's network with
as a regional hub, European travelers can transfer quickly and easily to other parts of
As the largest carrier in
, Air China now operates over 60 domestic, international and regional routes into and out of
. After arriving in
, travelers can continue their journey to other leading cities like
onboard high-frequency "Beijing-Chengdu Express", or to red-hot plateau destinations like Lhasa and Lijiang.
route is operated with Air China's upgraded A330-200 wide-body aircraft. The number of business class seats has been reduced from 36 to 30, with seat pitch of 203 cm, and the seat can recline 180 degrees to become a full-flat bed. In addition, all classes of service are equipped with personal entertainment system. Such signature
lil' eats as Pickled fish, Meat Dumplings, Shrimp Wonton Noodles are served onboard, giving European travelers a true taste of Chengdu.