China Southern Goes Daily Non-Stop to BNE

Wednesday 24 July 2013: Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) welcomes China Southern Airlines’ plans to introduce daily direct services between Guangzhou and Brisbane from 21 November 2013.

The flight will depart Brisbane at 9.55am each day arriving in Guangzhou at 4.55pm the same day, with a journey time of approximately nine hours.

Connecting flights to Beijing, Shanghai and throughout China are also available.

Andrew Brodie General Manager Airline and Commercial Businesses said the decision by China Southern to provide direct daily connections between Brisbane and Guangzhou was to be applauded.

“China Southern has been servicing Brisbane for three years providing flights into the heart of one of China’s busiest business regions and bringing hundreds of thousands of inbound tourists to Brisbane and Queensland each year.

“Last financial year, Chinese passenger numbers leapt 16 per cent to over 200,000 for the first time.

“The new non-stop daily services will provide greater choice, convenience and flexibility for travellers and play a pivotal role in improving our connectivity with the world,” Mr Brodie said.

China Southern will operate a brand new A330 jet on the route which seats 216 passengers and boasts the latest in on-board product such as seat-back personal entertainment units in economy and lie-flat sleeper seats in business.

The daily services commence in November to meet the demand of the peak Chinese travel period around the Chinese New Year in January and February.

About BNE: Brisbane Airport is the front door to Queensland operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It operates two major terminals which service 29 airlines flying to 43 national and 28 international destinations. In FY13 more than 21.6 million passengers travelled thorough BNE. BNE is consistently recognised as a leading airport nationally and internationally including being ranked as Australia’s No. 1 airport for quality of service nine years in a row by the ACCC and 2nd in 2013 Skytrax World Airport Awards Best Airports in Australia/Pacific.