More options than ever for air travel from GuangzhouPosted: 05/16/2012 7:18 am
As Guangzhou’s tourism and business continues to flourish, so too does the airline traffic. It wasn’t too many years ago that if you wanted to travel internationally you would have to first take the train down to Hong Kong, or fly to a larger hub like Shanghai. Not anymore. With a number of international airlines recently announcing new direct flights to Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport, the second busiest airport in mainland China is about to get a whole lot busier. The Nanfang put together a quick update on new ways to get in and out of the City of Five Rams.
From Baiyun to Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines is one such airline shaking up its East Asian travel schedule. Currently, passengers flying from Guangzhou to the capital, Addis Ababa, have to stop in Bangkok. As of May 16th however, passengers will be able to fly direct from Guangzhou to Addis Ababa seven days a week. The airline plans to continue the four flights per week route from Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Hong Kong, and a fifth weekly flight is slated for service as of August 16th.
Baiyun to Madagascar
Air Madagascar is also boosting capacity later this year. As of October 28th, passengers will be able to fly non-stop from Guangzhou to Madagascar’s Ivato International Airport without having to stop in Bangkok.
Baiyun to Dhaka
The national flag carrier of Bangladesh, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, has stated its intention to resume direct flights from Guangzhou to the capital Dhaka by next year. Biman has to confirm a date, as the airline is currently awaiting new aircraft.
Over in Hong Kong: Cathay to Chennai, now daily
Finally, as of August 31st, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific will fly to Chennai, India, daily; upping its frequency from four flights per week to the south Asian nation.
Source: Airline Route