Qantas Airways relaunches Sydney-Beijing direct service

Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Qantas flightAhead of the Lunar New Year celebrations and the China-Australia Year of Tourism, Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways relaunched its Sydney-Beijing direct service on Wednesday.


“We’re linking this amazing city (Sydney) with its amazing continuance of indigenous history with an amazing city, Beijing, which is a 3,000-year-old city with eight centuries of being the capital of China,” Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce told the route’s relaunch party in Sydney on Tuesday night.


The first flight on Wednesday comes ahead of rival Virgin Australia’s anticipated Beijing and Shanghai service in June.


Qantas commercial flights to Beijing and Guangzhou only operated between 1984-87, before a relaunch in 2006 that was then suspended in 2009.


China is on track to become Australia’s largest source of international arrivals with two million visitors by 2025. Australian outbound tourism to China is also growing at a rate of 40 percent in the past five years to more than 700,000.


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