Tianjin Airlines may be set to launch new twice-weekly flights to Sydney in January, according to a filing reported by industry website, routesonline.com.

The filing indicates the carrier aims to fly a one-stop service from Tianjin to Sydney via Zhengzhou, starting January 29 next year. The Zhengzhou stopover takes two hours on the way to Sydney, and three hours on the way back. Tianjin Airlines’ Airbus A330-200 is listed as flying the route.

Details of the service are as follows (all times local):

Flight No.FromToDepartsArrivesDays
GS7939TianjinZhengzhou13101435Mon, Fri
ZhengzhouSydney16350630+1
GS7940SydneyZhengzhou08301625Tue, Sat
ZhengzhouTianjin19252050

As with a number of mainland Chinese carriers, Tianjin Airlines has been targeting Australasia in particular as part of its international expansion. Late last year, the airline began flying non-stop to Auckland three times per week. This was followed with the beginning of its Chongqing-Melbourne flights last month, which also operate three times a week.

Meanwhile, Xiamen Airlines is due to connect Melbourne with Hangzhou this December, the same month that Hainan Airlines begins flying between Shenzhen and Cairns.

tianjinairlines.com