Chengdu Shuangliu International (CTU) Airport
Chengdu Shuangliu International CTU Airport Overview
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CTU Airport is located 16 km southwest of downtown Chengdu, situated in the central part of Shuanxi Plain, north of Shuangliu County, Province of Sichuan, China, and is accessible to downtown Chengdu by an expressway.
With two long runways (a third under construction) and just over 30 million passengers served, Chengdu Airport is a hub for Air China, Sichuan & Chengdu airlines, and hosts a large number of domestic and international airlines.
United Airlines started service between SFO & CTU in June 2014.
Hotels at CTU Airport:
1. The Chengdu Airport Hotel (tel. 8628) 9520 8888 /fax 8886) opposite of Terminal 1 offers 296 rooms & suites; a Skyline lounge open 24/7 on level 10, the 'Yi' Conference Center on level 2 with 4 conference rooms; and restaurants & fine dining, swimming pool, tennis court, fitness center & beauty salon.
2. The new on-Airport Chengdu Airport Express Hotel - a 4-star hotel - (tel. 0086-28-85208899; fax 008-28-85205560) is east of Terminal 2 with 210 rooms, as well as meeting rooms, business center and adjacent parking spaces.
3. (Close-by and cheaper hotels: Aishang Hotel 2.7km, and Ling Gang Apartments 3.1km outside of the Airport. )
NOTE: Traveles needing to catch a 6am flight out of Chengdu Airport will need to take a taxi - as currently buses only arrive at 6:30am (overnight sleep in terminals is not permitted).
Chengdu International Airport has two passenger terminals -T1 & T2. Its telephone hotline is 0086-28-85205555 and 0086-28-85205333.
NOTE: While China has granted a 72-hour 'visa-free transit' for nationals of over 50 countries, including the U.S., it is strongly suggested to read the details outlined at 'Airways News' of March 18, 2015, see: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/03/18/how-chinas-50-country-12-city-visa-free-transit-works/
Future Airport Developments: A second airport is to be constructed in Baiguo Jintang, near the city of Jianyang - expected to be the city's primary air transit hub with 6 runways and a capacity of 80 million passengers. It will be situated 55 km from Tianfu Guangchang and connected to city center via light-rail train and highway. So far there are no news regarding the start of construction.