Air China Starts Chengdu to Bangkok Flight Route

Air China Starts Chengdu to Bangkok Flight Route. Air China will start flying from Chengdu to Bangkok to serve Chinese tourists visiting the kingdom.

The first direct flight of the flagship airline from the capital of Sichuan Province to Bangkok will be on February 12.

The Thai capital is among the top destinations for Chinese travelers, the airline said in a statement.

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Air China Starts Chengdu to Bangkok Flight Route, pic: Boeing 747-8 of Air China

"Bangkok is famous for its culinary prowess, magnificent islands, historic pagodas and lively nightlife, making the city a popular choice for tourists," he said.

Around 9.8 million tourists from China arrived in Thailand last year, an increase of 12 percent from 8.7 million in 2016, according to figures from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

The Bangkok-Chengdu route already has several full-service, low-cost airlines, including Thai Airways International, Thai AirAsia, China Southern and Thai Lion Air.

The central city of China has a population of more than 14 million. Chengdu has been grown into even bigger city and one of populous city in China.