China Southern Airlines Adds New Route from UK to China

China Southern Airlines Adds New Route from UK to China
21st February 2018 James Brooke

China Southern Airlines Adds New Route from UK to China

Airline launches only non-stop flight from London to Wuhan.

Asia’s largest airline, China Southern Airlines has launched a new route from the UK to China, with flights between London and Wuhan taking off in May 2018.

The new route will be the only non-stop flight operating from London to the Central Chinese city and will fly three times per week, from 30 May 2018 with fares from £377 return, including all taxes.

The historical city, which once consisted of three smaller cities – Hanyang, Hankou, and Wuchang – is the capital of the Hubei province and is the most settled city in Central China.

Divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers, the city was once a busy inland port, and today is spread across three main peninsulas, connected by bridges. Famous landmarks can be found in the city, including the Yellow Crane Tower (believed to have originally been built in 223AD, during the Three Kingdoms Period) and East Lake, a freshwater lake covering an area of 87sq km, of which 33sq km are water.

“Adding Wuhan to our portfolio marks another important step in making parts of China beyond just Beijing and Shanghai more accessible and attractive for UK travellers” says Nick Newman, Commercial Manager for China Southern Airlines, UK & Ireland. “The city is rich in history and therefore not only appeals to those with wanderlust but also serves as a strong commercial centre for business travellers”.

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. The new route, which will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will use the Airbus 330-200.

The new flight schedule will run as follows*:

CZ0674: Departs London Heathrow 22.10, arrives Wuhan Tianhe 15.35+1

CZ0673: Departs Wuhan Tianhe 14.25, arrives London Heathrow 18.45

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

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Notes to Editor:
*Schedule from 30 May 2018 until 26 Oct 2018

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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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