Copenhagen Airport will welcome its third new route to Asia this year in December when Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines starts a twice-weekly direct flight from Chengdu.
On 10 December, Chinese operator the airline will take off from Copenhagen as it continues to grow its long-haul network from its main base.
It is only a few months since Air China opened its first route from Beijing to Copenhagen, while on 2 May Cathay Pacific started up flights from Hong Kong to Copenhagen. This year the airport has landed four new routes to Asia.
Copenhagen Airport chief executive officer, Thomas Woldbye said: “Sichuan Airlines really opens up the door to the whole of Southwest China, where prosperity has grown considerably in recent decades.
“The metropolis of Chengdu alone is home to 14 million people, so we expect the new route to be of major benefit for both tourism and trade.”
Fast-expanding Sichuan Airlines’ main base is in Chengdu and it has an-all Airbus fleet of 132 aircraft with a further 62 on order and it services 270 routes internationally and domestically.
The airline has recently expanded its international reach to include Auckland, Dubai, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Moscow, Prague, Sydney and Vancouver; and Copenhagen will also be joined by Boston, Cairo, and Tel Aviv in 2018.