Sichuan Airlines will launch its first ever flights to Singapore and Japan in January.
The Chengdu-based airline’s international expansion will kick off on 18 January 2016, with the launch of new direct service to Tokyo Narita Airport. Flights will run four times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays). And then a day later on 19 January, Sichuan Airlines will start flying to Osaka, with services running on the remaining three days of the week.
Both Japanese routes will operate direct from Chengdu using a two-class, 298-seat Airbus A330 aircraft.
Then on 25 January, the airline will launch its first ever flights to Singapore. This route will be served daily using an Airbus A320 aircraft.
Sichuan Airlines currently operates flights to multiple destinations in Northeast and Southeast Asia, including Seoul, Taipei, Jakarta, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City.
It will compete with Air China on all three new routes, as well as ANA on the Tokyo sector, Spring Airlines on the Osaka route and SilkAir on the Singapore service.