Hainan Airlines is continuing its flights between Sydney and Changsha over the Australian summer and increasing the frequency of its services.
Over the Australian 2019 winter, Hainan Airlines has flown Changsha – Sydney – Changsha once a week. From October 28 2019 this will ramp up to twice weekly.
The Australian 2019/20 summer Hainan Airlines Changsha – Sydney – Changsha timetable effective October 28 2019 is:
|Dep Changsha (CSX)||HU7997||Mon, Fri||01:30|
|Arr Sydney (SYD)||14:40|
|Dep Sydney (SYD)||HU7998||Mon, Fri||21:50|
|Arr Changsha (CSX)||05:00 (+1)|
The Hainan Airlines flights between Changsha and Sydney have been operating on an off on basis over the last three years. Changsha is the capital of China’s Hunan province which has a catchment population of over 65 million people. Hunan province sits midway between Guangzhou and Wuhan. Changsha is one of a growing range of “secondary” cities in China with direct airlinks into Australia.
The Changsha – Sydney service is operated by an A330-300 aircraft. The Hainan Airlines A330-300 seats 292 passengers across two cabins. The business class cabin seats 32 passengers in lie flat seats in a 1-2-1 layout. These are Super Diamond seats arranged in the herringbone setup. The seat width is 21” and pitch is 64”. There are 260 passengers seated in the main economy class cabin in a 2-4-2 layout. In economy class the seat width is 19” and pitch is 31.5”.
In addition to the Changsha – Sydney – Changsha services, Hainan Airlines also flies between Xi’an and Sydney three times a week. But Hainan Airlines is ceasing its flights between Melbourne and Xi’an at the end of October 2019.
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