The airport continues to rank fourth among the aviation hubs in China, just following Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Six international regular non-stop flights linking Chengdu and Los Angeles, Addis Ababa, Auckland, New York, Irkutsk and Chiang Rai were open in 2017. By far, the city has launched 104 international/regional flights, topping China's central and western regions.
According to statistics, the number of 24-hour and 72-hour visa-free transit passengers hit 28,800 last year. And 545,500 used the smart gate system on arrival, which reduced their customs clearance time to merely 10 seconds.