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China's Sichuan Airlines set to launch Dubai flights

Carrier says it will operate twice weekly services from Chengdu to Dubai from September 4

China's Sichuan Airlines set to launch Dubai flights

China's Sichuan Airlines has announced plans to launch its first ever flights to the Middle East, with services to Dubai set to start next month.

Starting on September 4, the airline will operate twice weekly flights from Chengdu, the capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province.

The flights will depart Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport every Tuesday and Friday.

Flights will stop in Yinchuan, the capital of northwest China’s Ningxia region. Sichuan Airlines will operate the route using a two-class Airbus A330 aircraft configured with 36 seats in first class and 262 seats in economy.

Sichuan Airlines will become the third airline linking Chengdu with the Middle East following Etihad Airways, which began services from Abu Dhabi in 2011, and Qatar Airways, which launched flights from Doha in 2013.

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