China Southern is expanding this summer with a new route to Vienna and potentially new flights to Italy.
China Southern is the largest airline in Asia with over 138 million passengers last year while operating a fleet of 820 aircraft including brand-new models such as the Boeing 787 or the Airbus A380.
Looking to further expand in Europe, particularly from its main hub in Guangzhou, in Southern China, the carrier confirmed the launching of a three-time weekly service linking Guangzhou to Vienna with a stop-over in Urumqi. The new service will begin June 18, 2019 and will use the advanced Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Services will be available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with booking already opened.
THE CARRIER CONFIRMED THE LAUNCHING OF A THREE-TIME WEEKLY SERVICE LINKING GUANGZHOU TO VIENNA
After the operation of Guangzhou- Urumqi- Vienna service, China Southern Airlines network will cover nine destinations in Europe, the others are Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Saint Petersburg. China Southern operates more than 3000 daily ights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world.
China Southern indicated earlier this year that it is also looking at boosting its presence in Italy. The carrier has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China to begin two new routes to Italy. It asks for traf c rights between Guangzhou and Milan as well as between Shenzhen and Rome Fiumicino. China Southern would also like to add a fourth weekly service between Guangzhou and Rome. The airline will also put a new Boeing 787-9 on its daily ight Guangzhou-London Heathrow.
Outside Europe, China Southern is expanding to Christchurch in New Zealand with five flights per week instead of three and is boosting its frequencies to Denpasar/Bali with two daily flights instead of 11 weekly frequencies.
Service expansion comes as China Southern is committed to building up Guangzhou as its main international air hub. Guangzhou international airport is already the first gateway between China Australasia and South Asia. On June 15th, 2018, China Southern Airlines was honored with the 2-Star Flight Safety Diamond Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), becoming the leading Chinese carrier to maintain the country’s highest safety records. The carrier also earned a Four- Star status from SKYTRAX consulting cabinet.
At the end of last year, China Southern announced to leave the alliance Skyteam and become again an independent carrier with many partnerships.
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