Melbourne boost for China Southern

Melbourne boost for China Southern
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China Southern Airlines will bump up its services from Guangzhou to Melbourne to 18 times weekly, with the carrier citing an increase in demand from the Victorian capital.

The service, up from twice daily, will start operating the new schedule which includes an additional morning service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 6 to March 1

“Melbourne is an important route for China Southern Airlines, we have great confidence in the Victorian market and our joint marketing efforts with the airport and tourism board are seeing fantastic results,” managing director Australia and New Zealand Louis Lu said.

“Victorian’s love to travel and China Southern Airlines has the most developed route network anywhere in – and outside – Asia. Our service is one of high quality and exceptional hospitality but also provides an affordable way to travel. The flight service increase will serve as an extremely important link in connecting more passengers travelling from Melbourne to China and the rest of the world.”

Meanwhile, Victorian minister for tourism John Eren welcomed the boost over the busy period.

“As the largest carrier of traffic from China to Victoria, China Southern Airlines plays an integral role in boosting tourism and trade from Victoria’s largest international source market,” he said.

“Chinese tourism now accounts for nearly $2.1 billion in tourism expenditure for Victoria, larger than Victoria’s next six largest markets combined.”

In addition, Australians and New Zealanders account for 40% off travellers taking a stopover in China Southern’s hub city of Guangzhou since the introduction of the 72-hour visa free transit.

 

 

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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    1. Sorry, Luis but my recent flight on China Southern (October) was easily the worst airline experience I have had in 25 years. The food, entertainment system/choices, old aircraft, too many new staff, running out of arrival cards, I could go on. You get one chance to make a good impression.

    2. Sorry, Luis but my recent flight on China Southern (October) was easily the worst airline experience I have had in 25 years. The food, entertainment system/choices, old aircraft, too many new staff, running out of arrival cards, I could go on. You get one chance to make a good impression.

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