Hainan Airlines has launched non-stop air service Changsha, China to Sydney, Australia, the company said.
An Airbus A330 set off from China´s Changsha Huanghua International Airport and touched down at Sydney Kingford Smith Airport after ten hours in the air. The flight added another spoke to the airline´s intercontinental route network, enhancing flight options for its international travelers.
With the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) on June 17, 2015, the Australian government extended the validity of multiple-entry visas for Chinese citizens from three years to 10, becoming the fourth country to offer Chinese citizens the ten-year multiple entry document.
Hainan Airlines has added four international routes: Changsha-Los Angeles, Beijing-Tel Aviv, Beijing-Manchester and Beijing-Calgary so far this year. After launching the Changsha-Sydney flight, the airline plans to add Xi´an-Sydney and Xi´an-Changsha routes.