Air China will launch nonstop flights between
Chengdu and Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on 10 February
Air China will operate the Chengdu - Colombo
service CA425/6 with Airbus 330 aircraft four times per week on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The outbound flight will depart Chengdu at 18:30
Beijing time to arrive in Colombo at 21:50 local time. The inbound
flight will depart Colombo at 23:10 local time to arrive in
Chengdu at 06:40 the next day.
The new nonstop route will spare passengers
who travel between southwest China and Sri Lanka the trouble of
having to make flight connections in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok
or Singapore, cutting the travel
time from 10 hours to 5.5 hours.
First Class/Business Class passengers who fly to
Colombo from Chengdu are entitled to free chauffeured transfer
between the airport and downtown in Chengdu. Passengers with
flight connections in Chengdu within 24 hours are entitled to a free
hotel stay and free transfer between the hotel and the airport.
First Class/Business Class passengers on an international flight
segment with flight connections in Chengdu are entitled to a free
stay in a five-star hotel.
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