Initial flight service is scheduled for (3) three times a week every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flight time between Chengdu and Shigatse Tibet is just under 2 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Tibet to Chengdu return on the same days departing at 9:30 a.m. and landing 11:40 a.m. in Chengdu.
Shigatse, the second biggest city in the Tibet Autonomous Region, is one of the most popular cities that foreign travels after the capital city of Lhasa. Shigatse is one of the main stopping points along any trip to Mount Everest. With many cultural sites that include the Tashilhunpo Monastery, once the seat of the Panchen Lama along with the old Shigatse Market.