Qantas expands China network

Qantas has announced that it would grow its China network, with
daily China Eastern codeshare flights between Shanghai and Chengdu and Xi’an.Qantas Group General Manager Sales and Distribution, Mr Rob Gurney, said China was an
important market for Qantas.
“Growth in both business and leisure travel sees us currently operating 10 flights per week between
Australia and China - seven to Shanghai and three to Beijing,” Mr Gurney said.
“To complement these Qantas-operated services, daily onward connections from Shanghai will now
be available with China Eastern to both Chengdu and Xi’an.”
Xi’an, located in the Yellow River Basin, is known as the Eternal City and is home to the Museum of
Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Chengdu, located in the west of the Sichuan Basin is the capital of
what is known as the ‘Heavenly State’, the habitat of giant pandas.
“The expansion of our partnership with China Eastern also includes a daily return codeshare service
between Shanghai and Beijing operated by China Eastern. This will complement our direct services
from Sydney and give Qantas customers greater choices in accessing the Chinese capital,” Mr
Gurney said.
Qantas also offers connections to the Chinese mainland from Hong Kong, with 31 return flights a
week to Hong Kong from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program will earn points on the new China Eastern codeshare
flights.
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