windowplease
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Direct Flights PER/PVG

Sat May 12, 2007 7:29 pm

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?

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Coal
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RE: Direct Flights PER/PVG

Sat May 12, 2007 7:42 pm

It is surprising, but the ties between Aussie and PVG are pretty poor. AFAIK there is only one daily SYD flight flown by MU. Not sure about MEL. All others go via HKG.

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LHStarAlliance
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RE: Direct Flights PER/PVG

Sat May 12, 2007 7:47 pm

Perth-Sydney 00:10 06:10 Qantas flight QF518



Sydney-Shanghai11:20 - 19:40 (by MU )
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gardermoen
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RE: Direct Flights PER/PVG

Sat May 12, 2007 10:58 pm

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.
 
swiftski
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RE: Direct Flights PER/PVG

Sun May 13, 2007 5:33 am

Yup, not a lot to choose from.. If you can get a flight to Hong Kong you'll find loads of connecting flights from there, which would work, even if it's not ideal.

I'd do CX170 PER-HKG and then HKG-PVG on one of the multiple flights/day. This is 4 days a week service, IIRC. Takes 22 hours aprox, inc. changes.

Strangely, if he takes 3 legs, it'll be quicker for him; about 18 hours

QF518 PER SYD
CX110 SYD HKG
CX6868 HKG PVG

Has the guy been using the (fairly) new Dubai - Shanghai route on EK?