Right now flights are limited to just options over to Chengdu, but that’s quite a big deal for those in the area. The only true option back and forth was like a bus, and obviously that took quite a long time when compared with an airplane. Now the Air China flights—they’re using Airbus A319s—do things in roughly an hour compared to the couple days of travel required by road.
In total things cost around $250 million or so to build and design, and the new place can hopefully handle around 280,000 passengers per year. So it’s not quite London-Heathrow or Atlanta, but it’s certainly going to be a convenience to those looking to check things out in the Yading Nature Reserve. Finally, no airport is complete without its very own airport code—this one is DCY.