Nov 9, 2011

China Southern Airlines inaugural flight to Perth

China Southern Airlines commenced direct nonstop services from China to Perth today,with the airline's inaugural flight arriving at 06.32hrs landing RWY03, ex: Beijing Nanyuan Airport (ZBAA) via Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (ZGGG) as flight 'CSN319' operated by Airbus 330-343X B-6500 msn 954. Hexcode: 7804A8

China Southern Airlines schedule as follows:

Beijing & Guangzhou to Perth: CSN319 Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Arr: 06.00hrs

Perth to Guangzhou & Beijing: CSN320 Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday Dep: 09.50hrs & is codeshared with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as flight's KL3817/8

Today's inagural flight was welcomed by West Australian Premier Colin Barnett, along with Deputy Premier & Tourism Minister Dr Kim Hames.

A section of the International terminal was used to welcome the chinese dignitories aboard the first flight, where media & government officials held a press conference after the aircraft's arrival.

A special 3 dimentional cake featuring Perth city buildings, Whale sharks (ningaloo reef) & camels representing the desert regions of North West Western Australia, along with a scale sized replica of a China Southern Airlines aircraft were depicted atop of the cake.

Today's flight departed from Beijing yesterday evening 8/11 at approx 17.30hrs LT for Guangzhou (flight time of approx 2hrs.30mins); Departed Guangzhou for Perth with an ETD of 22.00hrs (flight time of 8hrs.27min approx) & actually arrived into Perth at 06.32hrs.

Today's outbound flight: CSN320 was noted carrying '200' pax to Guangzhou & Beijing.


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