Established in 1986, Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd is the regional airline of China. The airline has its hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan. Sichuan Airlines operates domestic and international flights from Chengdu airport and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. In 2002, the airline reorganized and Sichuan group became the largest shareholder. The other shareholders include the China Southern Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Gingko Restaurant Co
The airline has a huge fleet size of 109 planes and includes a wide variety of Airbus aircrafts. Sichuan Airlines has 23 Airbus A319-100, 48 Airbus A320-200, and 30 Airbus A321-200. Besides these, it also has 4 each of A330-200 and A330-300. The airline has placed orders for 16 new Airbus A320-200, 20 Comac C919, and 2 Xian MA60.
The airline provides 67 domestic and international destinations. The airline also has a codeshare agreement with 4 airlines - Chine Eastern Airlines, China Express Airlines, China Southern Airlines and TransAsia Airways. The airline started its long-haul flights in 2012 to Canada. The second long-haul flight flew to Australia in 2013. Recently in 2016, the airline provided long-haul services to the USA as well.
Business class passengers can enjoy reverse herringbone business class seats. The airline provides in-flight entertainment system to the passengers. Business class passengers can enjoy special and a wide variety of meals on the flights. But, if anyone has any special need, they should inform the airline beforehand to make arrangements. The passengers can also avail the free shuttle service.
The airline provides a wide variety of newspapers and magazines to choose from. There is in-flight entertainment service available as well on all flights. The airline also provides some health tips for the passengers to ease their journey. The baggage allowance for business class passengers is 32 kgs and economy class passengers can carry 23 kgs.
Online booking and Check In
At present, the online check-in service is open to some domestic routes. The Gold Panda card passengers can collect extra mileage with online check-in if traveling on the specific routes. The passengers are requested to carry a printout of the boarding pass. The passengers traveling with hand baggage can proceed to the security check-in. If not, kindly proceed to luggage drop counters on the airports. . The airline website provides discount coupon codes to use while booking the flight with the airline.