From next week, the UK's only non-stop between the UK and Chengdu will launch, marking Gatwick airport's 67th long haul route. 从下周开始，英国唯一一条直飞成都的航班将开通，这是盖特威克机场第67条长途航线。 Three flights a week will connect the UK with China's fourth biggest city which - located in the geographic1 centre of the country - is developing the country's largest western transport and logistics hub. This development is boosted by the China's "Belt and Road" initiative to stimulate2 trade and economic growth across Asia and beyond into Europe for generations. Chengdu is a strategically important destination and a major logistical hub, Gatwick Airport is predicting this new route will open a range of opportunities to access markets throughout central and western China, be it by air, road or rail. One of Chengdu's biggest attractions is the world-famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat. Sichuan Province is home to around 80% of China's population of wild pandas.