China Southern Airlines starting next week is launching new service to Australia, with Shenzhen – Melbourne inaugural flight scheduled on 01JUN17. Initially the Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate this route twice a week (Day 46 from SZX, Day 57 from MEL), increasing to 3 weekly from 03JUL17.
CZ3073 SZX1905 – 0620+1MEL 333 146
CZ3074 MEL0800 – 1535SZX 333 257
With this service launch, China Southern now becomes the first carrier serving this route, as Star Alliance member Air China scheduled 3 weekly A330 service from 20JUN17.