Sichuan Airlines resumes Helsinki-Chengdu flight

30 Jul 2022, 02:10

  DF Report

Photo: Finavia.

The Chinese airline Sichuan Airlines on Friday resumed its flight from Helsinki to Chengdu, said country´s airports operator Finavia in a press release.

Originally launched in summer 2019, the route has been on a break due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has decided to allow flights from China to Finland not only from Shanghai, but also from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

“We are very happy that Sichuan Airlines in returning to Helsinki Airport. The reopening of the route is an important step towards the recovery of Chinese air travel from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Petri Vuori, Finavia’s Senior Vice President responsible for route development.

The route is operated by Airbus A330 aircraft once a week on Fridays from Helsinki Airport to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.