China Southern Airlines is preparing to double
its departures from Australia, with three nonstop flights per week
from Melbourne to Guangzhou, and daily flights from Sydney in the
peak Christmas – new year season.
Effective from Sunday, 26 October, the airline
will introduce nonstop flights from Melbourne, replacing three via
Sydney. It will also maintain its current five departures from
Sydney, bringing to eight the total weekly flights from Australia.
Then from 2 December 2009 until 20 February
2010, China Southern will
increase its frequency to daily departures from Sydney. Coupled with the three
nonstop flights from Melbourne, this will take to 10 the number of
nonstop flights per week which the airline operates from
“Demand for travel to and within China is continuing
to grow from both Sydney and Melbourne, and these changes meet
that demand from both cities,” said James Liu, Regional Manager
Australia for China Southern Airlines. “Our new schedules for
the Northern Winter period are designed to accommodate the growth
in tourist and business traffic from Australia, as well as the
seasonal peak in travel by members of the Chinese community.”
Melbourne, the new nonstop flights to Guangzhou will operate every
Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 26 October 2009 until 25 March,
From Sydney, flights will depart every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 27 October until 1
December, 2009, then daily from 2 December until 20 February,
when the five-flight schedule will resume until 27 March.
China Southern flights from Australia are operated with Airbus
A330-200 aircraft seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin – 24
in Business Class and 240 in Economy. The schedule changes are
subject to regulatory approval.
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