Xiamen Airlines to Launch Flights Flying from Fujian to Sydney
Xiamen Airlines intends to launch two intercontinental routes liking Fujian to Sydney by the end of the year, of which route Fuzhou – Sydney will start service on November 29 and route Xiamen – Sydney will start service on December 5. Currently, the two flights are both open for sales through various channels including hotline 95557, the official website and agents, of which the lowest return fare excluding taxes is only RMB 4,000 at the official website.
Xiamen Airlines will first launch service on route Fuzhou – Sydney on November 29 with flight number of MF807/8 to be offered three times per week: the outbound flight takes off from Fuzhou at 22:10 on each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and will arrive at Sydney at 10:30 the next day; the inbound flight takes off from Sydney at 12:00 on each Monday, Wednesday and Friday and will arrive in Fuzhou at 18:20. Service on route Xiamen – Sydney will be launched on December 5 with flight number of MF801/2 to be offered twice per week: the outbound flight takes off from Xiamen at 22:30 on each Wednesday and Saturday and will arrive at Sydney at 10:30 the next day; the inbound flight takes off from Sydney at 12:00 on each Thursday and Sunday and will arrive in Xiamen at 18:00. Both of these two routes to Sydney will be operated by B787.
It is understood that there is no direct flight from Fujian to Sydney so far. To go to Sydney, the residents often have to transit via Guangzhou, Shanghai and other cities, with the whole trip lasting for 13 hours or even as long as more than 30 hours. However, it takes only 9 hours for Xiamen Airlines' direct flights to arrive at Sydney, which will substantially reduce unnecessary transit waiting time so that it will be more convenient for the residents to go to Sydney.