Air China’s direct Chengdu-Colombo flight from 10 February

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China national passenger airline, Air China, will start direct service between Chengdu, the capital city of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, and Sri Lanka from 10 February 2015, the airline announced. The Chengdu-Colombo service beginning 10 February will operate four weekly flights using Airbus A330 aircraft. The four flights will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with a one-way trip taking five-and-a-half hours. This is the first service from Chengdu to a Sri Lankan city, marking an important step towards the construction of the flag carrier’s Chengdu hub. Chengdu, a commercial hub in southwest China, currently has 241 routes, including 78 international routes, linking the city with 187 cities worldwide.