Its new services to Sydney, operated by Boeing 787-8s, reduce travel time between the two cities in Fujian province and Australia to nine hours,...

China’s XiamenAir has launched the first-ever intercontinental route between Fuzhou and a destination outside Asia, by operating a scheduled non-stop flight between Fuzhou and Sydney on November 29.

XiamenAir will also initiate non-stop service between Xiamen and Sydney on December 5.


XiamenAir is using Boeing 787-8s and 787-9s to operate intercontinental services from its hubs at Xiamen and Fuzhou in China's Fujian province to intercontinental destinations in Oceania, Europe and North America. Here, a XiamenAir 787-8 is in the foreground of a long line of the airline's aircraft parked at gates at its main hub at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in China's Fujian province

XiamenAir is using Boeing 787-8s and 787-9s to operate intercontinental services from its hubs at Xiamen and Fuzhou in China’s Fujian province to intercontinental destinations in Oceania, Europe and North America. Here, a XiamenAir 787-8 is in the foreground of a long line of the airline’s aircraft parked at gates at its main hub at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in China’s Fujian province

 

Its new services to Sydney, operated by Boeing 787-8s, reduce travel time between the two cities in Fujian province and Australia to nine hours, according to the carrier.

XiamenAir launched non-stop service between Xiamen and Amsterdam in July, the airline’s first intercontinental route.

The airline says it plans to continue expanding its overseas network with its fleet of Boeing 787-8s, of which it has six in service and four more on order.

XiamenAir reveals it is also planning to add Boeing 787-9s to its fleet, in order to be able to expand its global network further.

The carrier plans to launch non-stop service to Melbourne, Vancouver and New York in 2016, in an effort to build out a comprehensive network to North America, Europe and Australia.

XiamenAir’s schedule for its Fuzhou-Sydney route calls for flight MF807 to depart Fuzhou Changle International Airport (IATA code FOC) at 10:10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and land at Sydney Airport (SYD) at 10:30 the next morning, local time.

In the other direction, flight MF808 is timed to leave SYD at 12:00 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and reach FOC at 6:20 p.m. local time.

The airline’s schedule for its Xiamen-Sydney route will see flight MF801 push back from the gate at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 5 and will touch down at SYD at 10:30 the following morning, local time.

In the other direction, flight MF802 will depart SYD 12:00 on Thursdays and Sundays from December 6 and will get to XMN at 6:00 p;m. local time.

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