New Chengdu-Lhasa Flight to Boost Tibet Travel
Chengdu-Lhasa-Ngari Flight, a brand new air route entering the Tibet, will be launched by Air China from June 29, 2010. The air route will connect two popular tourist destinations Chengdu and Lhasa, and extend to Ngari Prefecture (Ali Prefecture) in the northwest of Tibet.
Flights will depart Chengdu at 05:00 and arrive in Lhasa at 07:50. After a 50-minute-break in Lhasa, flights will continue, leaving Lhasa at 08:40 and reaching Ngari Prefecture at 10:20.
Return flights will take off at 11:10 from Ngari and get to Lhasa at 12:50, and then resume the journey at 13:40 from Lhasa and finally get back to Chengdu at 15:40.
Flights operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, carried out by Air Bus 319.
This Chengdu-Tibet-Ngari flight is supposed to boost tourism in Tibet, by providing convenient and fast transfers among the best-loved scenic areas in Sichuan and Tibet.
Chengdu is one of the hottest tourist cities in China, well-known for amazing natural beauties such Nine-Village Valley and Mt. Emei, the incredible historical site Leshan Giant Buddha and of course the world-famous pandas. Beside these, Chengdu people also take great pride in their spicy but delicious Chuan food, especially the Hot Pot, and their leisurable lifestyle in countless teahouses doted in the city.