Opening the Gateway to Queensland’s Tropical North

Opening the Gateway to Queensland’s Tropical North
4th September 2017 James Brooke

Opening the Gateway to Queensland’s Tropical North

In Travel pr, Client News, Sector News

China Southern Airlines announces flights to Cairns.

Asia’s largest airline, China Southern Airlines is launching its fifth Australian route this December, opening up Queensland’s tropical north to UK passengers.

The new route will fly from London Heathrow to Cairns, three times per week, via Guangzhou, from 13 December 2017 with fares from £578 return, including all taxes.

Dubbed as “the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef”, Cairns is known for its tropical, laid-back environment and stylish vibe, with a wide range of attractions and activities to suit all travellers. Whether it be relaxing on the beach resorts of Port Douglas, or learning about Aboriginal culture at Tjapukai park, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the Daintree Rainforest, the destination has something for everyone.

“Opening up Far North Queensland to British travellers not only gives them the opportunity to explore the vast country further but also makes getting from the North to the South of Australia even more accessible” says Nick Newman, Commercial Manager for China Southern Airlines, UK & Ireland.

He added: “We already operate flights to the core four destinations along the East Coast, so by adding Cairns to our portfolio, we can give passengers scope to discover the entire East side without having to track back across covered ground.”

Cairns is China Southern Airlines’ fifth addition to its Australian portfolio, with existing routes flying to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Based in Guangzhou, China Southern Airlines boasts the largest fleet, most developed route network, best safety record and largest passenger capacity of any airline in China, operating both the A380 and B787 (Dreamliner) aircraft.

A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, the 4 star airline currently flies twice daily from London Heathrow Terminal 4.

The new flight schedule will operate at the following times:

CZ333: Departs Guangzhou 22.10 on Mon/Wed/Fri, arrives Cairns 07.40+1

CZ334: Departs Cairns 09.40 on Tues/Thur/Sat, arrives Guangzhou 15.15

Flights operate between London Heathrow and Guanzhou twice daily:

CZ604: Departs London Heathrow 12.35, arrives at Guangzhou 07.10

CZ304: Departs London Heathrow 22.35, arrives Guangzhou 17.05

CZ603: Departs Guangzhou 00.55, arrives London Heathrow 06.35

CZ303: Departs Guangzhou 09.30, arrives London Heathrow 15.05

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About China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines is the world’s fourth-largest airline and the largest airline in Asia, flying to 200+ destinations in 40+ countries and regions across the world.

A 4-star airline, acclaimed for its high level of service, China Southern Airlines is based in Guangzhou and is a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance.

The airline flies twice daily from London Heathrow Terminal 4.

China Southern Airlines was ranked 6th in OAG’s 2017 analysis of the world’s top 20 carriers based on seat capacity, boasting one of the youngest fleets with an average aircraft age of 7.1 years.

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