The Guangzhou to London route by China Southern Airlines has grown so popular that a second daily non-stop flight has to be added to meet the demand. The additional flight will appear on the schedule this June 1st.
The new daily direct flight is schedule 10 hours earlier than the other daily flight out of London heading east. Departure from London is at 12:35 pm with an approximate arrival in Guangzhou at 7:10 am the following day. The return flight departs Guangzhou at 12:55 am and should be back in London about 6:35 am the same day it departed from China.
The flight already on the schedule will not change. Its departure from London is at 10:35 pm daily. This flight arrives in Guangzhou at 5:05 pm the following day. The return flight back to the UK departs China at 9:30 am with its arrival at 3:05 pm that same day.
To help passengers flying out of China get to their final destination easier, China Southern has a working relationship with British Airways. This makes it possible to check in your luggage in China, use London as a stopover location and fly to your final destinations and never have to touch your bags until you are where you want to be.
To help promote this new daily direct flight China Southern is offering discounted tickets. For flights out of Hangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan that connect in Guangzhou before heading west to London, the cost is only $116 USD plus taxes for a one way economy class seat.
For passengers boarding in Dalian, Sanya and Shenyang on flights to London with a stopover in Guangzhou the cost per seat in economy class for a one way ticket is just $145 USD.
A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will be used for both daily flights from the Far East to the West. This aircraft has 4 seats in first class that are 26” wide. The 24 seats in business class are also 26” wide. Both of these classes have lay flat seats. The remaining 200 seats are in economy class and are 17 1/6” wide.
Sources: China Aviation Daily, Routes Online, Luchtzak