China’s Sichuan Airlines is applying to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to open two international routes from Chengdu to Shenzhen-New York (twice-weekly), and Zhengzhou-Los Angeles (3X-weekly) in October. According to the CAAC, the Chengdu-based carrier plans to operate either the Airbus A330 or A350 on the routes. In 2016, Sichuan signed a lease agreement with Netherlands-based AerCap and US lessor Air Lease Corp. for four A350-900s. The airline is scheduled to ...

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