China Southern Airlines will reduce capacity of its Beijing–Amsterdam route from August 29.

According to (Dutch only), the Skyteam member will replace the existing A380 with the smaller A330-300, representing a 40 per cent reduction in seating capacity.

Service times will remain unchanged. Flight CZ345 departs Beijing daily at 0030 and arrives in Amsterdam at 0510. The return service sees flight CZ346 take off from Amsterdam at 1450, before touching back down in Beijing at 0615 the following day.

According to the Dutch outlet, the decision to axe the A380 from the route is linked to a decrease in travel demand for Europe, following the recent terrorist attacks throughout the region.

Furthermore, Chinese nationals are favouring Australia and the US as potential destinations due to the recent relaxing of the visa application process.

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Clement Huang