Air China launch Rikaze/Shigatse, Tibet service

Air China starting 08JUL11 will launch Chengdu – Rikaze/Shigatse 3 weekly service on board Airbus A319 aircraft. Rikaze/Shigatse is the 2nd highest airport in terms of elevation in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Elevation is 3782 meter. located 43km from the town center.

Rikaze/Shigatse is Tibet’s 5th airport, as well as Air China’s 5th destination in the region. The Star member also serves Bangda/Changdu, Lhasa, Lin Zhi and Si-Quan-He.

Schedule:

CA4421 CTU0655 – 0920RKZ 319 135
CA4422 RKZ1010 – 1210CTU 319 135

Note like other routes in Tibet, there is sales restriction in order to accommodate local traffic growth