Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights to
Chengdu, the airline’s sixth destination to China.
The new thrice
weekly flights join Qatar Airways’ five other Chinese gateways -
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Chongqing - for a
total of 41 flights per week.
“Qatar Airways saw an immense potential to
operate in Chengdu, which is set to play a critical role in the
next wave of economic development in Western China,” said Qatar
Airways Chief Executive Officer,
Akbar Al Baker. “It’s
hardly a surprise, therefore, that nearly half of the world’s
Fortune 500 companies have opened offices in the city, and that
Chengdu is aiming to become China’s fastest growing aviation hub.”
in Chengdu include: electronics and information; machinery,
particularly automotive and aerospace parts; medicine; food and
tobacco processing; metallurgy; and petroleum.
The Chengdu route is operated
with an Airbus A330 in a two-class configuration of up to 248
seats in Economy and 36 in Business Class.
The aircraft features
seatback TV screens providing all passengers in both cabins with
the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system – a
choice of more than 900 audio and video on demand options.
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