Introducing a new route in January Sydney to Shenzhen direct
Today, China Southern Airlines (CZ) has announced it will soon begin three direct flights per week, commencing 28th January 2016 until 31st March 2016.
The new CZ schedule will feature new A330-300 aircraft, with First Class, Business and Economy Class configuration and operate initially on Saturday, Monday and Thursday. Saturday the service will depart Sydney at 1000 and arrive Shenzhen 1615; then Monday and Thursday depart Sydney 0930 to arrive Shenzhen 1545.
Louis Lu, China Southern Managing Director Australia & New Zealand comments;
“We are delighted to confirm the new service SYD-SZX-SYD as we have great confidence in the Australian market and today’s news clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment as we open further gateways and services to China.”
“Shenzhen is an important city for trade between Australia and China, and the awareness of China Southern Airlines extensive route network and quality service offering is becoming stronger amongst Australian business and leisure travellers. We are committed to providing service that is of high quality and exceptional hospitality but also provides an affordable way to travel, not just to Guangzhou and now Shenzhen, but onwards to 195 destinations in 40 different countries.”
The announcement comes just after the start of the SYD-CAN-SYD service increase from double to triple daily with an additional morning service CZ601/602 from 11 December 2015.
China Southern is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, giving it a global reach of 1052 international destinations in 177 countries and regions.
Headquartered in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, which is the major hub, China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet, the most developed route network and has the largest passenger capacity of any airline in The People’s Republic of China; China Southern Airlines transported more than 101 million passengers in 2014, ranking the carrier first in Asia and 3rd in the world. Currently, China Southern Airlines operates more than 600 passenger and cargo transport aircraft, including Boeing 787，777, 757, 737 and Airbus A380, 330, 321, 320 and 319. China Southern Airlines is a SkyTeam Alliance member which operates 2000 daily flights to over 190 destinations in 35 countries and regions throughout the world. Rapid growth for the airline continues to occur in Australia and New Zealand where services have increased from seven in 2009 to 38 flights per week during the summer peak of 2014/2015 and 67 flights during the high season 2015/2016. China Southern Airlines holds a SKYTRAX Four-Star Airline Certificate and retains the best safety record in the Chinese civil aviation industry. At December 2014, China Southern Airlines had maintained a safety record of 14 million flying hours, carrying close to 800 million passengers without incident. The airline’s safety commitment is – and continues to be – unwavering, both throughout China and globally.