Kangding Airport Reopen Again from April 1st for 2013
2013-03-30

The Kangding Airport Officially announced that Kangding airport will reopen from today, April 1st. Because of the airport altitude and plateau climate cause the airport closes from Dec to March for four months. The direct flight from Chengdu to Kangding takes only 40 minutes
Every days there is one flight from Chengdu to Kangding, departs at 9:50 and from Kangding to Chengdu the flight departs at 12:10. The airport officers said “ the Kangding airport reopening could boost the regional tourism industry, because the overland driving from Chengdu to Kangding it takes about the whole day and the local public bus takes around 9 hours”.
As the China Eastern Airline manager describes “because of the high cost price, the flight from Chengdu to Kangding cost about CNY1,100, so most of the passengers are western tourist and high end customers”.
As Kangding airport manager said “the Airport in Daocheng Yading will be in operation in July 2013, and they guarantees at least 5 flights every day flying from and to Chengdu
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