Chinese giant plans to develop Guangzhou base into key hub
China Southern Airlines aims to develop its Guangzhou base into a key transit hub on the “kangaroo route” between Australia and Europe, extending its operations at both ends of the route. This expansion will take the Chinese giant and its Airbus A380s to London Heathrow in June 2012 and boost capacity to both Paris and Amsterdam. At the other end, China Southern has already expanded its Australian routes from 10 flights a week in 2009 to 35 now.
The airline describes Guangzhou as “an important gateway hub into China and even into the Asia Pacific region as well as an ideal transfer centre between Australia and Europe.”
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