GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (FAM) – China’s flag carrier Air China welcomed a major flight between Sydney and Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, on Saturday.

An Airbus 330-200 plane flying Sydney’s first direct route from China’s fourth-largest international airport touched down at Sydney Airport, marking the start of a service running three times a week that is expected to bring 23,000 Chinese visitors and A$89 million ($67.27 million) of their expenditure to the New South Wales (NSW) economy.