China Southern, one of the country’s major airlines, will launch direct flights from Guangzhou to London starting June 6 as another choice for passengers to travel between Oceania and Europe.
The flights will operate three days a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. They will take off at 9am from Guangzhou and land at 3:25pm, while the returning flights will depart at 10:30pm every Wednesday and Friday, arriving at 5:30pm, and depart at 6:25pm on Sundays and arriving at 1:25pm local time.
The flights will be run by Airbus A330-200 wide-body airliners. Each flight offers four first class seats, 24 for business class and 189 in economy class, totaling 217 seats.
As for the ticket price, a first-class seat costs RMB 88,000 for round-trip, business class RMB 49,680, and economy class RMB 17,830. A special offer as low as RMB 3,650 will be available for booking in advance.
China Southern is one of the world’s largest airlines. It has 28 flights flying from Guangzhou to European cities Amsterdam, Paris, London and Moscow, while 38 flights fly to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. The Guangzhou-based airlines aim to connect the two continents by a faster and more economical route.
According to China Southern, the lines to Cairns and Adelaide will be launched soon, and the current lines to Australia and New Zealand will be enhanced. By the end of 2015, it expects to have more than 110 flights traveled between Guangzhou and the two countries.
Guangzhou - London Flights
Available days: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Code: CZ303 (Guangzhou), CZ304 (London)
Journey Time: 9am - 3:25pm (Guangzhou),
10:30pm - 5:30pm (London, Wednesdays and Fridays)
6:25pm - 1:25pm (London, Sundays)
Plane Model: Airbus A330-200
Ticket Price: First class RMB 88,000, business class RMB 49,680, and economy class RMB 17,830
Special Offer: Business class RMB 23,400 up, economy class RMB 5,300 up for booking 14 days in advance, economy class RMB 3650 up for booking 60 days in advance. The discounts are only available in specific flights.
(By Lynus Tan and Stephen Roberts)