China Southern Airlines confirmed (16-Jan-2012) plans to launch three times weekly Guangzhou-London Heathrow service in Jun-2012, with the sector designed to connect to the carrier's double-daily Sydney-Guangzhou service, providing fresh competition on the 'Kangaroo Route' from Australia to Europe. The carrier will also increase Guangzhou-Paris CDG and Guangzhou-Amsterdam frequency, as part of plans to "make Guangzhou an ideal transfer hub between Australia and Europe". China Southern executive VP He Zongkai added: “I would like to call this air link the 'Canton Route.'” [more - original PR] [more - CAPA Analysis]
China Southern to offer 'Canton Route' Australia-Europe operations with Guangzhou-London Heathrow
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