At Zhengzhou Airport flight and cabin crew of China Southern Airlines gathered to celebrate the launch of the airline’s first service to Tokyo Narita.
Passengers on the inaugural China Southern Airlines flight between Tokyo Narita and Zhengzhou departed from Gate 12 of the Japanese airport.
- China Southern Airlines has added another city pair to its expanding China-Japan network. On 25 August the SkyTeam carrier began thrice-weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) on the 2,409-kilometre sector between Zhengzhou (CGO) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) using its 737-800s. No other carrier serves this route. However, China Southern Airlines and Spring Airlines already serve Osaka Kansai from Zhengzhou. Last year Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport handled 15.8 million passengers (up 20.3%) making it China’s 17th busiest airport and fastest-growing among China’s top 20 airports.