China Southern Airlines plans to launch its 5th destination in Australia, with 3 weekly service to Cairns. The flight will operate as Guangzhou – Brisbane – Cairns – Guangzhou pattern, between 18DEC12 to 01MAR13. Service to Brisbane as a result will increase from 4 weekly to daily.
Schedule has been loaded into the GDS around 1000hrs GMT, and reservation is expected to open shortly.
CZ335 CAN0900 – 1945BNE2130 – 2345CNS 332 246
CZ336 CNS0120 – 0630CAN 332 357
China Eastern today (20JUL12) begins opening reservation for its new Shanghai Pu Dong – Cairns service, due to start from 30OCT12. The airline will operate three times a week with A330-200 aircraft. Flight schedule was loaded earlier this month (reported on 09JUL12), however it did not open reservation until today.
Note there is a minor modification to planned operational schedule:
MU731 PVG2100 – 0800+1CNS 332 246
MU732 CNS1000 – 1620PVG 332 357