Date
26 April 2018

China Southern Air deploys A380 on Sydney route, report says

China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (01055.HK, 600029.CN) has on Sunday begun using the Airbus A380 aircraft on the Guangzhou-Sydney route, becoming the first carrier to deploy the superjumbo plane on a route between China and Australia, news website yicai.com reported the same day. China Southern Airlines had assigned the five A380s it purchased earlier on five routes — Beijing-Guangzhou, Beijing-Shanghai, Guangzhou-Shanghai, Beijing-Hong Kong and Beijing-Kunming. The A380 offers 506 passenger seats, 8 private suites and 70 flatbed business class seats. China Southern Airlines has specially hired two Australian cabin crew staff for the Guangzhou-Sydney service. Meanwhile, the airline is starting Guangzhou-Auckland flights using Boeing’s “Dreamliner” B787 on Monday, and will increase the flight frequency from the initial once a day to 10 per week on Dec 4, the report said.

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