China Southern Airlines (CZ) is reporting solid demand as they enter the third month of their new summer schedule, across the Australian capital cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
- Starting on the 13th September 2015, the MEL-CAN-MEL service saw an additional four flights per week; from 10 flights per week to 14 flights per week and will finish 5th December 2015.
- Due to demand on the MEL-CAN-MEL service, China Southern Airlines will commence further flight increases from 14 flights per week to 18 flights per week with an additional morning service CZ610 from 6thDecember 2015 to 1st March 2016.
- The daily BNE-CAN-BNE service officially started on the 26th October 2015 and will finish on the 26th March 2016. The daily route is serviced by the airlines brand new Airbus A330-330/200.
- Sydney SYD-CAN-SYD service will increase from double daily to triple daily with an additional morning service CZ601/602 from 11th December 2015 to 27th March 2016.
Mr. Louis Lu, China Southern Managing Director Australia & New Zealand said on the summer schedule, “We are very happy with the demand so far for our summer schedule. The awareness of China Southern Airlines extensive route network and quality service offering is becoming stronger amongst Australian business and leisure travellers.
“We have great confidence in the Australian market and 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 but on to 190 destinations in 35 different countries.” finished Mr. Lu
Since the introduction of the 72-hour visa-free transit, Australians and New Zealanders account for almost 40 per cent of travellers taking advantage of a stopover in Guangzhou.
China Southern is a member of the Skyteam alliance, giving it a global reach of 1052 international destinations in 177 countries and regions.
In international news, the new service between Guangzhou and Rome via Wuhan will run three times per week and start on December 16th 2015.