QANTAS to launch daily flights between Sydney and Beijing

Qantas said it has plans to launch daily flights between Sydney and Beijing beginning January 25, 2017, with services to the Chinese capital, the next step in the group´s strategy to tap into the growth of the Australia-China travel market, the company said.

The company said the new service will operate into Beijing Capital International Airport, using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with return flights timed to connect with Qantas´ extensive domestic and trans-Tasman network. It marks Qantas´ return to the route for the first time since 2009 and makes Beijing the national carrier´s third destination in Greater China, including its existing daily return services to Shanghai and 28 return services a week to Hong Kong.
The new Beijing-Sydney service is part of the expansion of Qantas´ joint venture partnership with China Eastern which will also see three international codeshare routes between Australia and China being added under their strengthened agreement: Sydney-Hangzhou, Sydney-Kunming and Brisbane-Shanghai. China Eastern will codeshare on Qantas´ new Beijing service.

Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas is a large long-distance airline carrier in Australia that provides air service on Quantas and Jetstar.