China Southern Airlines’ Guangzhou to Adelaide
On 12 December China Southern Airlines commenced flights to Adelaide, with the Australian airport celebrating with this fantastic cake. Seen welcoming the arrival of the Australian airport’s first Chinese carrier are: Jonathan Cheong, Head of Aviation Business Development, Adelaide Airport; Nick Jones, Director, Destination Development at South Australian Tourism Commission; Mark Gill, Manager Aviation Development at South Australian Tourism Commission; Brenton Cox, EGM Corporate at Adelaide Airport; Mark Young, MD at Adelaide Airport; and Rob Chapman, Chairman at Adelaide Airport. There was a ribbon cutting performed by His Excellency and the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, and the President and CEO of China Southern Airlines, President Tan. Joining both Van Le and Tan for the cake cutting ceremony was South Australian Premier, the Honourable Jay Weatherill.
On 7 December Toronto Pearson welcomed and celebrated the arrival of China Southern Airlines’ new three times weekly service from Guangzhou with speeches and a ribbon cutting ceremony. This became the airline’s second Canadian route from Guangzhou as it already serves Vancouver with daily flights.
- China Southern Airlines has added two new international destinations from its Guangzhou (CAN) base during the last week. On 7 December it began a three times weekly 777-300-operated service on the 7,005-kilometre route to Toronto Pearson (YYZ). This is the SkyTeam member’s second service to Canada from Guangzhou as it already serves Vancouver with daily flights. On 12 December the carrier launched a three times weekly service to Adelaide (ADL) using its A330-200s fleet. This 12,437-kilometre route is the airline’s fifth to Australia from Guangzhou as it already serves Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. In total China Southern now serves 46 international destinations non-stop from Guangzhou with New York JFK being its most distant city at 12,852-kilometres. For Adelaide it is the airport’s first non-stop service to a Chinese destination. The Australian airport already has links to several major Asian and Middle Eastern hubs; Doha with Qatar Airways, Dubai with Emirates, Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific Airways, Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines, and Singapore with Singapore Airlines. See how Adelaide Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.