new flight routes and high-speed train lines in China
The high-speed Xi’an/Chengdu train opened for operation on 6 December 2017. It is the first high-speed train From Xi’an to Chengdu leaving Xi’an North Station at 7:05hrs and arriving at Chengdu East Station at 11:18hrs.the normally train from Xian to Chengdu prior need around about 10-18 hours.The running time of Xi’an to Chengdu train will be shortened from the current 10 hours to 3 hours, and the high-speed rail from Zhengzhou to Chengdu will be shortened from 11 hours to 5 hours.
On 7 December 2017, South China Airlines opened non-stop flights to Toronto and Canada, flight number is CZ311/312 by Boeing 777-300ER. Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the flight departs from Guangzhou at 14:30hrs and arrives the same day in Toronto at 16:30hrs with a flying time of about 15 hours. The return flight from Toronto to Guangzhou flies on Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 00:30hrs, and arrives the next day in Guangzhou at 5:10hrs local time.On 13 December, China Southern Airlines opened flights between Guangzhou and Adelaide, Australia. This is the first direct route between Adelaide and mainland China. Departures from Guangzhou run every Monday Wednesday and Saturday at 22:10hrs and arrive the next day in Adelaide at 9:30hrs with a flight time of about nine hours. The return flight runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00hrs from Adelaide and arrives in Guangzhou the same day.
On 27 December, Kunming Airlines Co., Ltd. opened daily Kunming-Taiyuan flight and Kunming-Chongqing non-stop flights for the New Year and Spring Festival peak travel season to provide travellers with more choice and convenience.The new Kunming-Taiyuan daily flights, flight number KY8233, depart from Kunming and 9:00hrs, and land in Taiyuan at 14:10hrs. Return flights, flight number KY8234, run daily at 17:00hrs from Taiyuan and land in Kunming at 22:15hrs.The new Kunming-Chongqing daily non-stop flights, flight number KY8295, depart Kunming at 7:05hrs and land in Chongqing at 8:40hrs. The return flight, flight number KY8296, depart from Chongqing at 16:55hrs and land in Kunming at 18:25hrs.