Air China offers transit tourism services to Chengdu passengers


BEIJING – Air China has launched its first transit tourism services for international travelers, giving those with time to kill transiting through Chengdu Shuangliu Airport a chance to experience a fascinating part of China.

Air China’s Chengdu transit services provide passengers with a range of useful tourist services, marking an important step in the development of Air China’s Chengdu hub strategy and of Chengdu as a tourist destination. Passengers can enjoy numerous benefits including tourist information, advice on cultural experiences and discounts on tailored city tours, as well as free dining coupons and airport resting areas.

The flight transit services will initially be available on international routes between China and Karachi, Pakistan, and Bangalore in India from December 23 to March 31, 2011. Passengers flying from Bangalore or Karachi (CA426 and CA946) to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, or the return flights (CA425 and CA945), and will transit to other cities within 48 hours can take advantage of the services. On arrival, they just have to 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 best use of their time in Chengdu.