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Southern Airlines to operate second A380

By Tu Lufang (Beijing Daily)

16:15, December 13, 2011

File photo: The first A380 jumbo jet supplied to Chinese market arrived in Beijing on October 15, 2011.

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China Southern Airlines will soon receive its second A380 aircraft, which will be used to serve domestic routes from Beijing to Shanghai and Guangzhou.

The airline will operate a daily A380 Beijing-Shanghai service, and increase its A380 frequency on the Beijing-Guangzhou route from once daily to twice daily started from Dec. 19.

There are currently 40 to 50 flights along the lucrative Beijing-Shanghai route, while Southern Airlines only operates one flight between the two cities under the flight number CZ3907/3908.

On Dec. 19, the airline will begin operating an A380 flight between Beijing Capital International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport under the flight number CZ6000/6999, which will take off from Beijing at 2:20 p.m. every day.

In addition, the airline will increase its A380 frequency on the Beijing-Guangzhou route from once to twice a day started from Dec. 19.

All the tickets for A380-operated flights are sold at full price. The turnaround time of its A380-operated flights between Beijing and Guangzhou has been successfully controlled within three hours, with an average of 158 minutes, about the same efficiency as other flights.

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