Tianjin Airlines Zhengzhou to Sydney
Tianjin Airlines commenced flights between Zhengzhou and Sydney on 29 January, a route which originates in Tianjin. To celebrate, this colourful cake was baked to celebrate the Chinese city’s second link to Australia after Melbourne. Tianjin Airlines will offer a twice-weekly service between Zhengzhou and Sydney.
- Tianjin Airlines launched its first route to Australia from Zhengzhou (CGO) this week, a 8,542-kilometre link to Sydney (SYD), which originates in Tianjin (TSN). Flown using the airline’s 260-seat A330-200s, the route, inaugurated on 29 January, will be served twice-weekly. Flights depart from China on Mondays and Fridays at 16:50, arriving into Sydney the following morning at 06:30. The return rotations leave on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 08:30, landing back into Zhengzhou at 16:25 the same afternoon. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert officially welcomed the airline’s new direct service from Zhengzhou, which until the launch was Sydney’s second-largest unserved market in China. “This is a brilliant result for our state’s tourism industry and for the broader economy,” he said. “We’re expecting an estimated 14,000 new Chinese visitors each year to take advantage of Tianjin Airlines’ convenient new route into Sydney, where they’ll experience for themselves one of the greatest cities in the world.” Facing no direct competition, Sydney becomes Zhengzhou’s second destination in China, with Jetstar Airways already serving the Chinese city from Melbourne. For Sydney, Tianjin Airlines becomes the airport’s eighth mainland Chinese carrier, with 17 cities in China being served non-stop from Australia’s largest gateway on 98 weekly flights this winter (Southern Hemisphere summer) according to OAG schedules. See how Sydney Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.