28 April 2013 - 11:03pm | posted by | 0 comments

China Southern launches A380 route to Sydney

China Southern is the 4th airline to fly the A380 to AustraliaChina Southern is the 4th airline to fly the A380 to Australia

China Southern airline has announced that its Airbus A380 super jumbos will inaugurate its new route between Sydney and Guangzhou when it launches on October 27.

It is the fourth airlines to use the world’s largest plane on flights to Australia, following Qantas, Emirates and Singapore Airlines.

Later this year, Royal Brunei are set to unveil their use of Boeing’s rival airliner, the Dreamliner, following its commercial flight relaunch during April.

Tourism Australia is investing $15.7 million in marketing campaigns with 20 airlines during 2013, with the aim of boosting Australian air transit 50 percent from 2010 levels.

"These are state of the art planes," said China Southern executive Chen Gang, who added that the airlines was planning to utilise 400 English-speaking cabin crew across its network.

He said that a 72-hour visa-free stay policy was awaiting approval:

"Our Canton Route 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 a vibrant city with a free transit permit to try some Cantonese yum cha and enjoy the local culture," he said.

The launch was announced at the annual Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney on Saturday.

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