China Southern to fly A380 in domestic China market

Commencing in the first half of 2014, Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines will utilise its A380 to operate its Shenzhen-Beijing route.


China Southern to fly A380 in domestic China market


Commencing in the first half of 2014, Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines will utilise its A380 to operate its Shenzhen-Beijing route.

The A380 will be deployed on one of China Southern’s eight daily flights on the route, which is currently served using a mix of single-aisle A320s and twin-aisle A330s. The move forms part of a major expansion of China Southern’s operations at Shenzhen’s Baoan International Airport in 2014.

The airline has already unveiled plans to launch flights from the southern hub to three international destinations – Bali, Jeju and Kota Kinabalu – in the first quarter of this year, adding to its existing direct services from Shenzhen to Phuket and Danang. To cater for this, China Southern will base six A330s in Shenzhen, alongside the A380. China Southern currently operates five A380s.