For long flights, stopovers were created to enable battery swaps for drones, so that they could continue on their journey to the next destination.
The city enjoys a head start in industrial UAV technologies and vows to build itself into China's No.1 hub of industrial drone.
To consolidate its domination in this field, the city's hi-tech industrial development zone decided to subsidize companies in landing airworthiness certificates for fixed-wing drone, tiltrotor aircraft and unmanned helicopter.
It's normal for Chinese cities to put a partial or blanket ban on drone activity in the duration of major events like sports games.
Across China, several major cities, including Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen, have constructed industrial chains around robotics in conjunction with neighboring cities.
The birth of the platform comes against the backdrop of Chengdu's ambitions to become the city with the largest drone sector across China, a target that was spelled out in its government work report early this year.