WITH the launch of a daily A380 service between Sydney and Guangzhou by Asia’s largest carrier, China Southern Airlines, and a 72-hour visa-free waiver now available to Australians stopping over in this lively city, the so-called Canton Route has become a viable new link for Europe-bound travellers. Servicing a burgeoning Chinese travel market, the new A380 flights are also Aussiefriendly. At least two English-speaking, Australiabased cabin attendants are on each flight and there’s Australian wine on tap — a visit by airline president and CEO Tan Wangeng to Penfolds has seen the addition of its iconic reds to the onboard cellar. Catering is Western-Cantonese fusion (try the ‘‘deluxe beef noodle soup ensemble’’) and, for premium passengers, the A380 is configured with 70 flat-bed business-class seats on the upper deck and eight first-class suites in the main cabin. Introductory Sydney-Guangzhou return fares valid for most of next year start at $876. More: csair.com.au.