Air China will commence direct service between Melbourne and Shenzhen on 20 June, 2017, the carrier siad.
The service CA767/768 will operate three times per week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Currently, Air China operates 3 times weekly service from Melbourne to Beijing and 4 times weekly service between Melbourne and Shanghai.
The new direct route will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 30 lie-flat bed business class seats and 207 economy class seats with a generous seat pitch of 32″.
Beijing, China-based Air China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides airline and airline-related services. It operates 395 routes, including 102 international routes, 14 regional routes and 279 domestic routes, and serves 180 cities in 39 countries and regions.
Every week, Air China, a member of Star Alliance, offers over 1.66 million seats on over 8500 flights per week. As of March 2017, it operated a fleet of 590 passenger aircraft and freighters. The company is a subsidiary of China National Aviation Holding Company.