China Southern Airlines have announced that their Airbus A380 will be coming to Australia, to be operated on their Guangzhou to Sydney route
One of the airlines 5 Airbus A380 aircraft will begin flying the route from 27 October 2013 replacing the Airbus A330-300 that currently operates on this route.
“Australia remains our most important overseas market and the test bed for our global strategy,” China Southern executive vice president Chen Gang said.
“Our Canton Route via Guangzhou is the new and exciting way for Australians to fly and we are absolutely thrilled that they will soon be able to stop over in this vibrant city with a free transit permit for up to 72 hours to try some authentic Cantonese Yum Cha, enjoy the local culture and shop ’til they drop,” Mr Chen said.
In addition Melbourne and Sydney will see China Southern’s new A330-300 and A330-200 aircraft from October which has the airlines all new business class flatbeds in business along personal screens throughout.
Early this month the airline introduced A330-223 aircraft on Brisbane and Perth routes.
Australian and New Zealand passengers travelling to China via Guangzhou will soon be able to utilize visa free entry into the country.