Qan­tas to Beijing

Travel Bulletin - - STATE OF THE INDUSTRY -

Qan­tas will have set the cat among the pi­geons with its an­nounce­ment of new daily Syd­ney-beijing flights which de­but in just two months. The route, ex­clu­sively re­vealed by Travel Daily two days be­fore its of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment, will be op­er­ated from 25 Jan­uary us­ing QF’S ex­ist­ing A330 prod­uct. Qan­tas ceo Alan Joyce flagged a strong fo­cus on the boom­ing in­bound Chi­nese mar­ket, with the flights from Beijing to Syd­ney timed for easy con­nec­tions with the Qan­tas do­mes­tic net­work across Aus­tralia. Tourism Aus­tralia will mar­ket the new ser­vices heav­ily, along­side a Qan­tas pitch that “if you want to ex­pe­ri­ence the best of Aus­tralia, your trip should start with the na­tional car­rier”. The ex­pan­sion of QF’S pres­ence in China comes along with more code­shares with China East­ern in­clud­ing routes from Syd­ney to Kun­ming and Hangzhou as well as Bris­bane-shang­hai.

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