Today Hainan Airlines commenced their Changsha services into Sydney. The twice-weekly service is operated by an A330-200 aircraft with 250 seats. The schedule is below:

Changsha route
Monday and Friday: Departs Changsha at 1825, arrives in Sydney at 0635
Tuesday and Saturday: Departs Sydney at 0820, arrives in Changsha at 1630

Hainan Airlines will also recommence its popular Xi’an route on 15 September, following the success of the service during the busy Lunar New Year period. Together, the two year-round Hainan Airlines services are expected to bring 33,000 Chinese visitors who will contribute an anticipated $124 million in additional visitor expenditure per year.

Xi’an route
Wednesday and Saturday: Departs Xi’an at 1705, arrives in Sydney at 0635
Thursday and Sunday: Departs Sydney at 0820, arrives in Xi’an at 1755

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And here is it’s landing into Sydney.

“This new route will significantly boost tourism and trade to Sydney and NSW, bringing an additional 16,600 Chinese visitors and an anticipated $62 million in additional visitor expenditure per year.

Bottom Line

China is still Australia’s biggest travel market and it’s very evident as many airlines are expanding into Australia and especially Sydney.