China Southern Airlines plans non-stop flights from China to Adelaide

Guangzhou-Adelaide direct flights start in December
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A China Southern Airlines A380 aircraft lands in Schiphol Airport on June 20, 2015 for its Beijing-Amsterdam inaugural flight . YouTube/China Southern Airlines EU

China Southern Airlines will mount direct flights between Guangzhou and Adelaide starting December. The world’s sixth largest airline plans a thrice-weekly non-stop flights between mainland China and Adelaide as part of an aviation deal that it is currenly finalising with the South Australian Government.

According to South Australian premier Jay Weatherill, Adelaide’s first non-stop link to mainland China will boost the economy with job creation through tourism.

“Having a direct flight from mainland China will create jobs that extend well beyond Adelaide Airport – helping our tourism and hospitality sectors to take advantage of this growing market,” Weatherill said.

The agreement establishing direct flights between Adelaide and Guangzhou will be signed “in the coming days.”

Due to this development, China Southern Airline would become the second air carrier to deploy international flights out of Adelaide, second to Qatar Airways that mounted direct flights to Doha in May.

Currently, China Southern Airlines serves Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and occasionally Gold Coast from Guangzhou. In January, the airline launched flights between Sydney and Shenzhen.

Headquartered in Guangzhou, China, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. claims to operate 2,000 daily flights to 195 destinations in 40 countries across the world. With its affiliation with SkyTeam, China Southern’s network spans 1052 destinations to 177 countries and regions.

In terms of fleet size, China Southern Airlines operates more than 600 passenger and cargo transport aircrafts.