Sichuan Airlines have begun regular flights to the United Arab Emirates. In an addition to their current long-haul offerings, the Chinese carrier has added the international hub of Dubai to their available destinations. UAS International Trip Support – Sichuan Airline’s trip support partner – will handle the airline’s requirements from its Middle East headquarters in Dubai.
The inaugural flight took place on Friday, September 4 and touched down at Dubai International Airport at 18:00 local time. Leaving Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and travelling to Dubai International via Yinchuan Hedong International Airport, the journey was taken by Sichuan Airlines representatives and inspectors. The landing was attended by many dignitaries on the ground in Dubai. Going forward, travelers can avail of two weekly flights between the Emirate and the Sichuan Provence.
“We’re delighted to begin this new twice weekly service to Dubai,” commented Mr. Meng Zhongqiu, Deputy General Manager of Sichuan Airlines’ Commercial Committee. “This is another addition to a major investment in new service destinations for us. In May we expanded our offering with a direct flight from Chengdu to Moscow and we have been extremely pleased with the uptake of this service and have no doubt that this new route will bring even more success,” Mr. Meng added.
“We are delighted to welcome Sichuan Airlines to Dubai as an important addition to our family of over 100 airline partners. The launch of Sichuan Airlines’ flights into DXB reaffirms Dubai’s position as the international hub of choice thanks to the connectivity we offer – to 280 destinations globally – as well as world-class aviation infrastructure,” said Anita Mehra, VP of Communications & Business Development at Dubai Airports.
“This is another success story for the cooperation between Sichuan and UAS,” said Mohammed Husary, UAS Co-founder and Executive President of UAS International Trip Support. “We are happy to work with a company that has the same pioneering spirit that we pride ourselves on. Sichuan is truly providing an exceptional service for their customers, and we are proud to be part of their successful global network growth,” he added.