Malaysia-based airline AirAsia will soon begin offering weekly flights between Chengdu and Kuala Lumpur, according to a China Hospitality News report citing officials at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
The low-cost carrier had previously operated Chengdu-Kuala Lumpur flights but ceased doing so in 2006. With its return to Chengdu, the low-cost carrier joins Thai Airways, Asiana Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as the only foreign airlines operating scheduled flights out of Chengdu.
The Chengdu-Kuala Lumpur route will have four weekly flights, with travel time to KL clocking in at five hours and 20 minutes. It is expected to boost leisure and business exchanges between the two cities, as well as between Sichuan and Malaysia.
In other Chengdu aviation news, newly formed Kunming Airlines is preparing to launch regular flights between Chengdu and Kunming and Spring Airlines has recently signed a ground services agreement with Shuangliu Airport.
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