Sichuan Airlines’ new Chengdu-Copenhagen service is another outcome from China-Denmark Tourism Year.
After some speculation, it has been confirmed that Sichuan Airlines is launching a new service to Europe from December 10, from Chengdu to Copenhagen.
The capital of Sichuan Province is an increasingly important leisure as well as business travel destination, a new hotspot for example among Australian travellers.
The service will be the carrier’s fourth European route in addition to flights from Chengdu to Moscow Sheremetyevo, Prague and St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport, Routes reports.
The 7,348 km route will be served twice a week on Mondays and Fridays by an Airbus A330 with capacity for 301 passengers.
Since the China-Denmark Tourism Year in 2017, Copenhagen has now attracted three routes to Asia this year alone, the other two being Air China’s Beijing service and Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong route. SAS also operates flights from the Danish capital city to Shanghai.
“I think we should be proud of our success in attracting three new routes off the back of the China-Denmark Tourism Year of 2017,” says Rasmus Jarlov, Danish minister for industry, business and financial affairs.
“China is an important market for Denmark not just in terms of trade but also in terms of tourism, where I see huge potential.
“Currently, only a small proportion of Chinese travel to Europe, but as the country’s middle class grows we can expect far more Chinese tourists to the Nordic region.
“It’s also therefore extremely positive that we can now offer the Chinese the option to travel from a number of places in China. Our hard work in the tourism year has borne fruit.”