Hainan Airlines to launch Shenzhen-Cairns route

Hainan Airlines announced on August 31 the upcoming launch of its Shenzhen-Cairns service on 19 December, the company said.

Recently, the carrier and Tourism and Events Queensland have signed a cooperation agreement in Beijing and jointly announced the launch of the service. Under the agreement, the two parties will collaborate in terms of marketing strategies and campaigns by combining their advantages and resources, in an effort to create a better travel experience for passengers.

The Shenzhen-Cairns service is Hainan Airlines´ second non-stop service between Shenzhen and points in Queensland, Australia, following the roll out of the Shenzhen-Brisbane service on September 20. It is also the carrier´s sixth non-stop service between Australia and China.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events of Queensland Kate Jones said these new flights, delivered in partnership with Cairns Airport and Tourism and Events Queensland, will open up additional opportunities for travellers to experience our unique tourism offerings, including direct access to the Great Barrier Reef.

In addition, Hainan Airlines and Virgin Australia have signed multiple cooperation agreements including ones involving code-sharing and frequent flyer programs following their entry into an equity cooperation agreement in 2016, in a move by both to provide a better flying experience to passengers.