23 MAY 2016


© 2022 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 23 MAY 2016

China Southern on the march

Direct return flights between the Chinese city of Guangzhou and the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc are being launched by China Southern Airlines from 6 July. 

The company is also resuming its direct route between Guangzhou, its home base, and Da Nang in central Vietnam from 8 July.

The Sky Team member made the announcement as it marked its 24th year of operating the Guangzhou – Ho Chi Minh City route.

Both the Phu Quoc and Da Nang services will be operated three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using the Boeing 737-800.

China Southern launched its first flight linking Guangzhou and Ho Chi Minh City in 1992 and in 2015 held a 63% share of the market.

It was the first airline to put into service both the A380 and the B787 and claims to operate the largest fleet, most developed route network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in the People's Republic of China.

It has a fleet of more than 600 passenger and cargo transport aircraft which, as well as the A380 and B787, includes the Boeing 777, 747, 757 and 737 and Airbus 330, 321, 320 and 319.


Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum