China Southern Airlines expands Services between Australia and China

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Wednesday, 3 October 2007

China Southern Airlines is to significantly expand its services between Australia and China, with the first nonstop flights from Melbourne to Guangzhou, and daily nonstop flights from Sydney to Guangzhou during the peak Christmas-New Year period.

From 29 October, the airline will also replace its current Airbus A330 aircraft with larger Boeing 777-200 twinjets on services from Australia.

The twice-weekly nonstop flights from Melbourne, will depart Melbourne at 10.40am every Monday and Thursday, arriving in Guangzhou at 5.00pm. These services will be operated with three-class Boeing 777s seating 282 passengers - 24 in Business Class, 51 in Premium Economy Class and 207 in Economy Class.

The change eliminates the need for passengers from Melbourne to fly via Sydney, and provides onward connections from Guangzhou to a range of destinations throughout China.

From Sydney to Guangzhou, the airline will increase from an initial five weekly flights to daily services during the peak travel months of December, January and February.

From 30 October until 28 November , the airline will operate five weekly nonstop flights from Sydney, departing at 10.50am each Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and arriving in Guangzhou at 5.15 pm.

From 30 November until 1 March, two more weekly flights will be introduced from Sydney - a Thursday flight also departing at 10.50am, and a Monday service, leaving Sydney at 12.20pm.

The five-flight schedule will resume between 2 March and 29 March.

All of the Sydney services will be operated with two-class Boeing 777s, seating 340 passengers - 24 in Business Class and 316 in Economy Class.

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