Direct Flights from China to Cairns
July 17, 2017
China Southern Airlines will operate three flights a week direct from Guangzhou, China to Cairns from December 2017. These new flights will deliver
thousands of Chinese tourists into Cairns and will be a great boost for Cairns and Queensland’s tourism industries.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Chair Max Shepherd, said: “The establishment of scheduled services from the world’s largest tourism market
will connect new consumers to Australia and create profound opportunities for the Tropical North Queensland industry”.
“The China Southern flights will inject $30.8 million in overnight visitor expenditure for the region in the first year and $90 million over
three years with three flights per week delivering 33,852 seats on an A330-200 aircraft”.
“The introduction of year-round flights will further increase Chinese access to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, with the benefits to
flow through to every part of our local economy”.
This will certainly have the impact of increasing accommodation occupancy rates throughout Cairns and Far North Queensland.
Article Source: Tourism Tropical North Queensland