Air China today launched direct flights between
Chengdu and Tokyo. Flights are available on Wednesdays and
With the flight number CA423/4, the flights depart from
Chengdu Shuangliu Airport at 08:00 to arrive at Tokyo Narita
Airport at 13:40 local time.
The return flights depart from Tokyo
Narita Airport at 14:50 and arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport at
19:20 local time.
Previously, Air China launched three
routes from Chengdu to Japan, including the Chengdu-Beijing-Tokyo
and Chengdu-Shanghai-Nagoya routes with flights available daily,
and the Chengdu-Dalian-Osaka route with three flights available
Japan relaxed its visa requirements for Chinese
tourists in July, and the number of Chinese tourists to Japan
continues to increase. In 2009, Sichuan received 166,910 Japanese
tourists; the number during the period from January to May 2010
was 47,601, an increase of 33.83% over the same period last year.
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