China, Australia agree to open aviation market
China and Australia have agreed to open the aviation market between the two countries.
The new arrangements announced on Sunday will remove all capacity restrictions between Australia and China for each country’s airlines, allowing Australian tourism businesses to take advantage of the largest and fastest growing consumer market in the world.
The two countries have seen a boom of direct flights in recent months. Air China, China’s national flag carrier, started its Chengdu-Sydney line in November this year, while China Southern Airline is expected to begin its Guangzhou-Adelaide service in December. Australia’s flag carrier Qantas also announced it will relaunch its daily service from Sydney to Beijing in January.