Flight to resume between Chengdu, quake-hit Jiuzhaigou

Sichuan Airlines will resume operating the flight between Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, and Jiuzhaigou, where a 7.0-magnitude quake hit and forced the closure of the Jiuzhaigou National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Starting on Aug. 8, the flight will resume every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with an Airbus A319 model. The flight will depart Chengdu at 10:20 a.m. and arrive at Jiuzhaigou at 11:20 a.m. The return flight will leave Jiuzhaigou at 12:10 p.m. and arrive at Chengdu at 1:15 p.m.

The national park, also known as the Jiuzhai Valley, contains around 20 tourist sites and is known for its spectacular waterfalls, lush forests, serene plateau lakes and karst rock formations.

Located in the mountains on the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, it is one of the most acclaimed tourist destinations in China.

However, the pristine scenery was left scarred by landslides and falling rocks triggered by the powerful earthquake in 2017. It remains closed to the public.