Chengdu Tianfu Airport sending first departures today

Chengdu Tianfu Airport (TFU/ZUTF) starts operation on 27JUN21

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On June 27, Chengdu Tianfu International Airport was officially put into operation. After the commissioning ceremony in the morning, at 11:10, Sichuan Airlines Flight 3U8001 became the first flight from the airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. Subsequently, CA4195 flight (Chengdu Tianfu to Beijing Capital) and MU5416 flight (Chengdu Tianfu to Shanghai Hongqiao) took off as the first flights of Air China and China Eastern respectively at around 11:15. The reporter learned that on the first day of operation, Sichuan Airlines, Air China and China Eastern will each arrange two outbound flights.

Sichuan Airlines is using its A350-900 with panda livery (B-306N) for flight 3U8001 to PEK. Source

China Eastern is sending their B777-300ER CIIE livery (B-2002) for flight MU5416 to SHA. Source

Three aircraft for first outbounds. In the middle is Air China B747-8 (B-2480) bound for Beijing Capital (PEK). Source

For inbound flights, there are two flights arriving at Tianfu Airport today, namely Air China CA1947 (Shanghai Pudong to Chengdu Tianfu) and CA4196 (Beijing Capital to Chengdu Tianfu).

From the official launch of the site selection of Chengdu’s new airport in May 2011 to the official welcoming of passengers in June 2021, the construction of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport took 10 years and was officially put into operation on June 27. Chengdu also became the 3rd city in mainland China to have two international airports after Beijing and Shanghai.