China Southern will boost its Sydney-London 'Canton Route' to daily flights from October 28.
The uptick to daily frequency for the service, which debuted in June as a three-times-weekly route, will help China Southern continue to win over business travellers in this twist on the traditional Kangaroo Route.
China Southern's Canton Route is flown on Airbus A330s with the airline's new first and business class seats installed in the pointy end.
In business class you'll find a 1.9m angled-flat bed in a 2-2-2 arrangement with 64 inch pitch, 15 inch video screens and up to 40 kilos of checked luggage.
First class class is a more spacious 1-2-1 arrangement with each passenger ensconced in a cubicle-style layout.
China Southern already runs double daily flights between Sydney-Guangzhou and Melbourne-Guangzhou, with four flights per week from Brisbane and three from Perth.
Flights will depart Guangzhou at 9.30am for a 3pm arrival at Heathrow, with the return leg out of London at 5pm reaching Guangzhou at 1pm the following day.
Guangzhou is just over 100 km from Hong Kong, and like the Kangaroo Route's Singapore stop-over Guangzhou is a key business class destination in its own right. And as China's second-busiest airport it has extensive connections to other Chinese cities.
China Southern’s Canton Route fares for Sydney-London start at $1,815 return in economy class and $5,810 return in business class.
And as China Southern is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, travellers can earn and burn frequent flyer miles across the SkyTeam network -- although we're yet to see an Australian-based SkyTeam member airline.
For more details, visit flychinasouthern.com or call China Southern’s national reservations line on 1300 889 628.
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