China Southern Airlines is to retime its nonstop
Melbourne-Guangzhou flights to depart late evening, enabling
passengers to connect with onward services throughout China after
an early arrival the following morning.
Under the changed schedules, initially in place
from 11 January until 27 March, 2010, China Southern flight CZ 322
will depart Melbourne at 11.30pm every Monday, Thursday and
Saturday, arriving in Guangzhou at 6.00am the next day.
The early arrival will enable passengers to
continue with China Southern to some 160 destinations throughout
China, or beyond to other destinations throughout Asia, as well as
the Middle East and Europe.
The retimed flights from Melbourne will enable
passengers from regional Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania,
Canberra and New Zealand to make same day connections to China and
convenient onward flights the next day.
“China continues to grow as both a trading
partner and a tourist destination for Australians and New
Zealanders,” said James Liu, General Manager Australia for China
Southern Airlines. “These new schedules will make our flights from
Melbourne more accessible for travellers from regional areas or
from interstate or New Zealand.”
Airport does not have a flight curfew, passengers have all day to
connect with our late night departure,” Mr. Liu added. “Travellers can
also sleep on the nine hour overnight flight, then make an early
start to the day after arriving in Guangzhou at 6.00am.”
The flight from Guangzhou to Melbourne has also
been rescheduled, departing at 11.50 pm every Wednesday, Friday
and Sunday and arriving at 12.30pm the following day. Again, the
new overnight flight enables passengers from throughout China to
connect with the overnight service to Melbourne.
China Southern Airlines operates Airbus A330-200
twinjets between Melbourne and Guangzhou. The aircraft seat 264
passengers – 24 in Business Class and 240 in Economy Class.
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