The new direct service between Melbourne and Shenzhen will commence on 10 January, 2017 announced Air China, the official carrier of the People’s Republic of China. The service CA767/768 will operate four times per week with evening departures on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The new direct route will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering 28 lie-flat bed business class seats and 199 economy class seats with a generous seat pitch of 32″.

Currently, Air China operates daily direct service from Melbourne to Beijing and four times weekly service between Melbourne and Shanghai.

Shenzhen, the fourth biggest city in China, is one of the country’s main economic centres. In 2012, Shenzhen was listed by UK-based “The Economist” news magazine as Number 2 on its “Most Competitive Cities in the Globe” list. Next to Hong Kong, Shenzhen has the largest advanced manufacturing base in China and it is the headquarters of a number of technology giants.

Air China is the only carrier flying from Australia to provide this direct service, and Shenzhen-bound passengers can connect to over 60 cities in China, Japan & Europe. Air China is the only carrier to provide direct service from Melbourne to three out of four of the top cities in China.

Air China has continued to make investments in the Australia – China aviation market over past three decades. It is committed to making a long-term contribution to the community by providing premium service to both business class travelers and the leisure market.


About Air China

Air China, a member of Star Alliance — the world’s largest airline network, is the only national flag carrier of People’s Republic of China.

By Oct 2016, Air China had a fleet of 590 passenger aircraft and freighters of mainly Boeing and Airbus families (including those of the carriers which Air China has a majority stake in). It operates 376 routes, including 101 international routes, 14 regional routes and 261 domestic routes. It serves 176 cities in 41 countries and regions, including 64 international cities, 3 regional cities and 109 domestic cities. Every week, Air China offers over 1.5 million seats on over 8000 flights per week. With Star Alliance member carriers’ network, Air China can fly passengers to 1,330 airports in 193 countries.

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