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Feds welcome Sichuan Airlines to YVR

Ed Fast, minister of International Trade and minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, along with the Blair Lekstrom, British Columbia’s minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and several other officials were on hand in Vancouver Friday (June 22) to celebrate Sichuan Airlines’ inaugural passenger flight from Chengdu, China to Vancouver International. “Our government welcomes this new passenger service of Sichuan Airlines to Canada, and we applaud their interest in flying regularly to Vancouver which will make travel more convenient for tourism travellers and business,”said Fast. “The launch of this service is yet another testament to the deepening Canada-China partnership – a growing relationship that is benefiting people in both countries.”Offering three flights weekly between Chengdu and Vancouver, the service includes a stopover in the North Eastern Chinese city of Shenyang. (

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