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Passengers of Sichuan Airlines will each be entitled to a free baggage allowance for both carry on and checked luggage. If passengers exceed the allowance, they will have to pay for the excess in terms of weight.
Passengers are allowed to bring one piece of luggage into the aircraft when flying with Sichuan Airlines. The luggage should meet both weight and size limits; in terms of size, the general guide is that the luggage should fit into the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of the passenger. If you want to be sure, however, your carry-on luggage should not weigh more than 10 kg and should not be bigger than this size: 20x40x55cm.
Passengers are provided free allowance for checked baggage; this is measured by weight. Usually, the limit is 20 kg maximum. Since Sichuan Airlines flies mostly to domestic routes, the weight limits are usually the same for all flights. They may vary, however, for the Sichuan Airline route going to Vancouver. The rate for excess baggage is 1.5% of the price per kg.
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The airline was established on 19 September 1986, with operations starting 14 July 1988 between Chengdu and Wanzhou. In August 2002 it was reorganised and the Sichuan Airlines Group, which is owned by the provincial government, became the major shareholder (40%). The other shareholders are China Southern Airlines (39%), Shandong Airlines (10%),Shanghai Airlines (10%) and Gingko Restaurant (1%).
Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. is a regional airline headquartered on the grounds of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan in the People's Republic of China, operating mainly scheduled domestic flights out of Chengdu Airport andChongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The airline launched its first long-haul overseas route in June 2012 with flights from its Chengdu hub to Vancouver, Canada (3U 8579/8580 via Shenyang). Its second long-haul flight, from Chengdu to Melbourne, Australia (3U 601/602 non-stop), was launched in February 2013 with three weekly services.
Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd is restructured on the basis of its predecessor. Sichuan Airlines, which was established on September 19, 1986 and began its operation on July 14, 1988.The restructure was completed on August 19, 2002. As the holding company, Sichuan Airlines initiated and combined the multiple investment entities into one complex unit with different shares held respectively by： Sichuan Airlines Group, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd, Shanghai Airlines Corp, Ltd, Shandong Airlines Co. Ltd, and Chengdu Gingko Restaurant Ltd.
The corporate business networks have been spread into different regions in various forms of trades and systems of ownership. Search Live China Flights Schedule
All the staff is striving to promote the airline to be amongst the leaders providing quality services.
The management has successfully built up a model suitable for its own development, and established a set of effective methods and procedures to guarantee flight safety. It has created a series of service brands of unique characteristics and developed a well-established system of marketing networks, financial and operational management.
It has cultivated a group of well-trained, professional dedicated flight crews, maintenance, operational control and management teams. The company has a total of more than 1800 employees, 80% of whom are technical and administrative personnel with a high education background. The corporate headquarters are located very near to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Sichuan Province. The Chongqing Branch Company, the second base, is situated next to the Jiangbei International Airport, Chongqing.
With the present corporate mechanism, Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd has accomplished substantial Cooperation in various forms with the shareholders, including Code sharing, ticket price control, a frequent flyer program, sales agency system, and transport and marketing Networks. The advanced modern aircraft, the flexible effective marketing strategy and policies and the efficient operational environment have laid a solid foundation for the rapid, steady, sustainable and harmonious development of the company.
The fleet consists of 22 modern aircraft, including A320 series and Emb-145 manufactured by Airbus industries and EMBRAER respectively. The company has opened more than 130 domestic routes that link some 40 cities forming an air transport network with a spread over 200,000 kilometers.
The company has consistently made profits for eight years. As the domestic air transportation market becomes increasingly competitive, it is continuously exploiting new markets and seeking every possibility both inside and outside China. It has entered into partnerships with numerous domestic and international airlines supplying passenger or cargo transportation services that suit all requirements.
Apart from obtaining the economic benefits, the company has been strongly advocating its unique enterprise culture principle of Sincerity, Kindness, Beauty and Love, hoping to improve the environment by cultivating common values on a basis of mutual understanding among the company’s staff, the passengers and the individuals in society.