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United began its nonstop service to China more than 30 years ago. Today, it operates more nonstop flights between China and the U.S., and serves more cities in China, than any other U.S.-based airline. Fly direct from San Francisco to Chengdu, or make just one stop along the way when you fly from several other U.S. cities. On your trip, we recommend taking a break from marathon training to visit the giant pandas — Chengdu’s large breeding and research facility is dedicated to protecting the rare animal.

United also offers nonstop flights to Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an from several major U.S. airports, including New York/Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

United Airlines Flight Discounts

Rock hard and travel easy with United Airlines at the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Chengdu Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Use the following instructions to receive a discount on flights to and from Chengdu.

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  • Click on “All Search Options” at the bottom left of the “Book Travel” box
  • Input the destination and dates that match your travel needs
    Please note the discount will only be valid on flights that arrive after 22 October 2017 and depart prior to 5 November 2017.
  • Enter code ZYH3639447 in the offer code box to apply the discount

Nearby Airports

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the main international airport serving the capital of Chengdu, China. The airport code is CTU.

United Airlines provides direct flights from San Francisco to Chengdu.

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