March 26, 2023

Sichuan Airways revealed its newest worldwide flight routes plan in September on its social media web page. It incorporates 5 routes which were resumed in the course of the previous summer time season.

Routes resumed in the course of the previous summer time season

In July and August, Sichuan Airways resumed 5 worldwide and regional routes. The airline stated the intensive resumption is principally due to the increase in journey demand and the benefit of the Chinese language quarantine coverage towards worldwide vacationers.

From To Date of Resumption Frequency of operation Flight Day Plane Kind
Chengdu (CTU) Hong Kong SAR July twelfth Three flights weekly Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday Airbus A330
Chengdu (CTU) Dubai, United Arab Emirates July twenty fifth One flight weekly Sunday Airbus A330
Chengdu (CTU) St. Petersburg, Russia July twenty seventh One flight weekly Wednesday Airbus A330
Chengdu (CTU) Helsinki, Finland July twenty ninth One flight weekly Thursday Airbus A330
Chengdu (CTU) Tokyo, Japan August twentieth One flight weekly Saturday Airbus A330

Sichuan Airways resumed its operations between Chengdu Shuangliu Worldwide Airport (CTU) and Helsinki Worldwide Airport (HEL) after greater than two years on July twenty ninth. The route is operated by Airbus A330 plane as soon as per week on Fridays.


Sichuan Airways’ Chengdu to Helsinki route was initially launched in the course of the summer time of 2019 and stopped as a result of COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020. Earlier than the halt, the route ran from Chengdu to Copenhagen through Helsinki Airport. Now the route runs immediately between Helsinki and Chengdu.

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The operation from Chengdu to Tokyo has additionally been halted for greater than two years. On August twentieth, Chengdu Airways 3U3961/2 resumed operation between Chengdu and Tokyo Narita Worldwide Airport (NRT).

Chengdu Airways resumed operation between Chengdu and Tokyo after over two years on August twentieth, 2022. Photograph: Sichuan Airways


Different scheduled worldwide routes

Sichuan Airways maintains its operation to Canada, Egypt, Thailand, and Hong Kong SAR on its plan for September.

Nation Route Flight quantity Flight time (native time) Frequency Flight date
Canada Chengdu – Vancouver 3U8501 23:10-20:00 Tuesday September sixth/thirteenth/twentieth/twenty seventh
Vancouver – Chengdu 3U8502 13:45-18:10 (+1) Wednesday September seventh/14th/twenty first/twenty eighth
Egypt Chengdu – Cairo 3U3867 10:00-14:10 Monday September twelfth/nineteenth/twenty sixth
Cairo – Chengdu 3U3868 17:05-8:20 (+1)
Chengdu – Cairo 3U8391 9:20-13:30 Friday September ninth/sixteenth/twenty third//thirtieth
Cairo – Chengdu 3U8392 16:20-7:40 (+1)
Thailand Chengdu – Bangkok 3U8145 14:25-16:35 Wednesday solely September 14th
Bangkok – Chengdu 3U8146 17:45-22:00
Hong Kong SAR Chengdu – Hong Kong SAR 3U3959 14:20-17:00 Each Thursday and Each different Sunday September eighth/fifteenth/twenty second/twenty ninth
Hong Kong SAR – Chengdu 3U3960 18:30-21:00

Challenges that Sichuan Airways is going through

In response to the announcement from Sichuan Airways, for the primary half of 2022, Sichuan Airways reported working income of seven.594 billion RMB ($1.09 billion) and a web lack of 4.61 billion RMB ($662 million). The online loss in 2020 and 2021 are 2.48 billion RMB ($356 million) and 1.82 billion RMB ($261 million).

In different phrases, because the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, the web loss for Sichuan Airways has reached 8.91 billion RMB ($1.279 billion).

Sichuan Airways faces an enormous web loss because the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020. Photograph: Sichuan Airways

Chengdu, with a inhabitants of over 21 million, is beneath lockdown because the night time of September 1st as a result of latest COVID unfold. The affect on Chengdu-based Sichuan Airways’ income figures within the third quarter will doubtless yield an additional unfavorable outcome.