China Southern Airlines begin A380 Sydney-Guangzhou flights
China Southern Airlines recently launched its daily flights between its main hub Guangzhou and Australia’s key city Sydney. The airline is using Airbus A380 aircrafts to operate flights on Sydney-Guangzhou route. The inaugural flight took off on October 28, 2013. This will be the fourth superjumbo service to Sydney. Apart from China Southern Airlines, other airlines already offering A380 service to Sydney include Qantas Airways, Emirates Airline and Singapore Airlines.
China Southern Airlines said that the flights would depart Sydney at 11.15 am and arrive in Guangzhou at 5.30 pm. According to the airline, the 502-seat Airbus A380 service would boost the capacity on the route by 40 percent as compared to the Airbus A330 which had been flying on the route.
The launch of Airbus A380 service will now see a series of upgrades on other Australian routes being currently operated by China Southern Airlines. These routes include Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The airline’s latest upgrades in Airbus A330 aircrafts operating on these routes include lie-flat beds on all its business class flights on the route as well as personal video screens in Economy Class.