Windowplease From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
My sis-in-law is thinking of moving from Dubai to Perth - but her husband's business will take him to Shanghai a lot. I was shocked to find that despite the mineral boom in WA there are no direct flights from there to PVG. Anyone got wind of maybe China Eastern starting something soon?
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2449 times:
China Eastern does indeed fly to MEL, about 4 times a week, PVG-MEL-SYD-PVG, during peak times extra flights are mounted that operate PVG-MEL-PVG. I think Air China also routes some of its Beijing-MEL/SYD flights via PVG if I am not mistaken.
10 years ago China Eastern were being encouraged by the WA government to operate a weekly service to PER. Talk was of an MD11 service. However nothing ever came of that.
I think in this day, China Eastern could make a twice weekly A340 service work from Perth. They market is growing across all segments. It would also be the only Perth-China link as well. Probably worth a shot.