Chengdu is a transportation hub in south-West China. The Shuangliu International Airport, one of the seven largest airports in the country, is linked with other airports via 60 national flight routes, 5 international and regional routes and 12 charter routes. The Chengdu North Railway Station is the sole special-grade station in southwest China. Baoji-Chengdu, Chengdu-Chongqing, Chengdu-Kunming and Chengdu-Daxian lines meet here.
The station handles 30 pairs of trains a day, including three pairs of excursion trains. The highways link every village. Some of the five expressways have been completed, and the others are under construction. They are from Changdu to Chongqing, Mianyang, Leshan, Nanchong and Ya'an.
The two expressways linking Chengdu and other places that have been completed are the Chengdu-Chongqing line and Chengdu-Mianyang line. Another three expressways-Chengdu-Leshan, Chengdu-Nanchong, and Chengdu-Ya'an lines-are now under construction.
Domestic, International (or Chartered) Flight TerminalChengdu Shuangliu International Airport, as an air transport hub in southwest China, is open to all domestic and international airlines related, providing services such as various kinds of ground security, fire-fighting and rescuing. A passenger and goods marketing agent service system ranging from ticket selling, parking, freight transport to stop-over maintenance has been established and improved. At present, it has opened 60-odd international and domestic air routes. The annual handling capacity of passengers in 1998 reached 4.376 million. The rate of flights departing and arriving at the scheduled time has reached 99.9 percent. The rate of passenger satisfaction stands at 93.51 percent.
The airport staff adhere to the principle of "serving people and being a pace-setter of the trade" and take the satisfaction of passengers and users as their long-lasting goal. It has so far been awarded 60-odd honorary titles including the advanced unit in afforestation, the national hygienically qualified airport.
Railway Station and Excursion Trains
The Chengdu North Railway Station is the sole special-grade station in southwest China, located at where Baoji-Chengdu, Chengdu-Chongqing, Chengdu-Dunming and Chengdu-Daxian lines meet. The station handles 30 pairs of trains a day, including three pairs of excursion trains (Y207/208 between Chengdu and Guangyuan, Y217/218 between Chengdu and Chongqing, and Y227/228 between Chengdu and Yibin). The daily passenger flow amounts to some 50,000 and daily luggage handling capacity stands at 12,000 pieces. The station handles an annual passenger flow of near 8 million. It was nominated as the "unit guaranteeing safety and good services" by the Ministry of Railway and has kept up the honorary title of "civilized unit" for 11 years.?