China Southern launching new links between Asia and Vienna

As of June 2019 a regular Dreamliner service will be calling Ürümqi and Guangzhou three times weekly

China Southern launching new links between Asia and Vienna

Further long haul-growth at Vienna Airport: Starting on June 18, 2019, China Southern, Asia’s largest airline, will operate three weekly flights from Vienna to Ürümqi and Guangzhou in the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese airline will thus link Vienna with two destinations in Northwest China and South China.

Leaving from Vienna, the China Southern flight will first land in Ürümqi, the capital of the autonomous region of Xinjiang Uygur in the northwest of China. The city is located directly on the historical and also planned “new” Silk Road connecting the cultures and trading infrastructures of West and East. Afterwards the flight will continue to the important industrial and trading city of Guangzhou, also called the “Factory of the West”. With more than ten million inhabitants, it is the most prominent metropolis along the Pearl River Delta, which is one of the largest contiguous urban areas in the world.

“China is one of Austria’s most important trading partners in Asia. Economic ties and tourism between the two countries are prospering. A total of five destinations in China can now be reached from Vienna thanks to the two new routes being offered. This strengthens the entire economic and tourism locations of Vienna and Austria”, says Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG in welcoming the new flight connections to China.

Starting in June, the China Southern flight will arrive in Vienna on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be deployed on the new route. China Southern, the largest airline in Asia and one of the biggest in the world (with respect to the size of its fleet) has a fleet of 820 Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The Chinese airline operates more than 3,000 flights each day to 224 destinations in 40 countries.;