Hainan Airlines plans to launch a non-stop service between Shenzhen, China and Brisbane, Australia on September 20, 2017.
Following the successful launch of the Shenzhen-Auckland service, this will be Hainan Airlines’ second intercontinental flight from Shenzhen and the airline’s fifth direct flight to Australia and New Zealand.
Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, a state in northeast Australia, stretches from the eastern coastline to the western inland, with the Gold Coast to the south, the Sunshine Coast to the north, the towns of Ipswich and Toowoomba to the west, and the Tasman Sea to the east. Brisbane is the third largest municipality in Australia in terms of population, following Sydney and Melbourne, with an airport serving both domestic and international destinations as well as an international harbor lining both sides of the Brisbane River.
The launch of non-stop service between Shenzhen and Brisbane, two cities that established a sister city relationship in 1992, is expected to greatly promote the political and economic cooperation as well as trading opportunities between the two metropolitan regions in addition to further expanding Shenzhen’s international air route networks. This, in turn, will help to raise the visibility of the Chinese city as an international aviation hub.
The route will be serviced by an Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft, with two round trip flights weekly.