Air China has begun selling tickets for a new route linking Chengdu with Sydney.

The service, scheduled to commence on November 11, will be operated three times a week with an Airbus A330, reports routesonline. The aircraft features a two-class configuration, with 30 seats in business and 207 in economy.

Flight CA429 will depart Chengdu every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 2255 and arrive in Sydney at 1235 the following day. Following a brief layover, flight CA430 will take off from Sydney at 1435 and touch back down in Chengdu at 2235.

The Chengdu–Sydney route will complement Air China’s existing Beijing–Sydney daily service. The Star Alliance member is looking to add even more capacity on its flights to Sydney, by replacing the A330 currently serving the route with a high-density B777-300ER (featuring a tight ten-across economy layout). It will also launch a seasonal, thrice-weekly service between Shanghai Pudong and Sydney later this year.

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Clement Huang