GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. on Monday announced the newest service of Xiamen Air from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Chengdu, China starting on June 27.
“We are glad to welcome Xiamen Air’s newest direct service to Chengdu, one of China’s busiest and economically-robust cities. Through this partnership with Xiamen Air, we aim to achieve a common goal which is to increase connectivity between Cebu to international destinations,” said GMCAC president Louie Ferrer.
Xiamen Air will serve the Cebu-Chengdu route thrice weekly every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday using a Boeing 737-800 with 22 seats in Business class and 161 seats in Economy class.
Chengdu to Cebu was previously operated during the Chinese peak travel season only. This is the first time that Cebu will have regular scheduled flights to Chengdu.
“The launching of the Chengdu service is in line with Xiamen Air’s plan to open more routes between the Philippines and China, specially in Cebu and Chengdu as these two major cities have huge tourist markets and are internationally known for its tourism destinations and upbeat economic activities,” said Xiamen Air Cebu station manager Bruce Gong.