Summary of New Airline Routes for May 2018

Summary of New Airline Routes 新开航线速递
Travel News 14 May 2018

China Southern Airlines to fly non-stop to Singapore

Shenzhen and Singapore are getting a non-stop connection with China Southern Airlines beginning a new service between Shenzhen International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport on 13 July 2018.

The new Shenzhen-Singapore service will be operated daily with its Airbus A321. The flight will depart Shenzhen at 22:10hrs, and arrive in Singapore at 02:10hrs (+1). The return flight will depart Singapore at 03:20hrs and arrive in Shenzhen at 06:55hrs (all times local).

 

Air China to launch non-stop Chengdu-London service

Air China’s non-stop service between Chengdu and London Gatwick is scheduled to commence on 3 July 2018. The new service is the first  hou hnon-stop connection between London and Chengdu since British Airways ceased its Chengdu-London Heathrow route in January 2017.

Flights will operate three times weekly, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using its two-class Airbus A330-300 aircraft fitted with 30 lie-flat Business Class seats and 255 economy seats. The flight duration is around 10 hours and 40 minutes in each direction, with the following schedule:

Flight No. Origin Destination Departs Arrives
CA423 Chengdu London 15:45 20:00
CA424 London Chengdu 22:00 15:40 +1

 

Finnair launches non-stop Nanjing-Helsinki service

Finnair continues expansion in Greater China with the launch of a new non-stop connection to Nanjing; the opening of the Nanjing route will increase the Finland's national carrier's network in Greater China to seven destinations, following Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi'an, and Hong Kong. 

Flights will operate three times a week during the summer and twice a week in winter, using its Airbus A330. Mobile payment solutions such as WeChat Pay and Alipay are available onboard. Business Class passengers may also enjoy Chinese signature meals by Executive Chef Steven Liu. The flight duration is around 9 hours in each direction, with the following schedule:

Flight No. Origin Destination Departs Arrives
AY106 Nanjing Helsinki 09:35 14:10
AY105 Helsinki Nanjing 17:55 07:55 +1