The airline's Chengdu transit service provides passengers with a range of tourism services as part of the development of Air China's Chengdu hub strategy...

Air China has launched its first transit-tourism services for international travelers, giving people with time to spare while transiting through Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) a chance to experience Chengdu’s varied attractions.

The airline’s Chengdu transit service provides passengers with a range of tourism services as part of the development of Air China’s Chengdu hub strategy and of Chengdu as a tourist destination. Passengers can make use of various services including tourist information, advice on cultural experiences and discounts on tailored city tours, as well as free dining coupons and airport resting areas.

Air China will initially make its flight transit services at Chengdu available on international routes between China and Karachi in Pakistan and Bangalore in India through March 31, 2011. Passengers flying from Bangalore or Karachi (on flights CA426 and CA946) to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport or in the other direction (on CA425 and CA945) and who will transit to other cities within 48 hours can take advantage of the services.

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On arrival, these transit passengers can visit the Chengdu Tourism Experience Center near Gate 10 on the first floor of Shuangliu Airport, where they can get free coupons just by showing their passports, electronic boarding passes or itineraries.

The Chengdu Tourism Experience Center also provides information such as tourist maps of Chengdu, introductions to well-known tourist attractions, and recommendations for tourist routes, local cuisine and leisure activities. All the materials are in Chinese, English and French, giving passengers from overseas the chance to make the best use of their time in Chengdu.

Air China is China’s only national flag carrier and is a Star Alliance member. Operating a fleet of more than 280 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, Air China flies 264 routes serving 29 countries and regions. The overall Star Alliance route network includes 1,160 destinations in 181 countries. Air China now has more than 14 million members in its frequent-flyer program.

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