China Southern Airlines

China Southern Resumes Flights to Brisbane in late 2023

China’s aviation industry is slowly coming back to life after a very long hibernation period. Only in 2023 has the Asian country truly opened it borders and allowed it citizens to finally roam the world once again. As this happens new routes are launched and other ones that had been suspended are resumed. The latter option is the case for the flight I’ll be talking about in this post. China Southern is finally resuming flights to Brisbane, Australia. Let’s find out more about this news and how the service will operate.

Why Is The China Southern Airlines Flight From Guangzhou to Brisbane Important?

There are a couple of reasons that make this China Southern service resumption important. First of all let’s look at things on from the Australian standpoint:

  1. China was the largest market for incoming tourists to Brisbane and Queensland. Currently tourist numbers sit at just 12% of pre-covid figures. Therefore this flight will help recover lost ground.
  2. China is a important export market for Australian goods. The extra cargo hold capacity will allow to boost local businesses.

However this is a significant service even if we look at it from the Chinese point of view. The fact that this flight will be once again reinforces the message of how it is now possible and allowed for Chinese travellers to roam. From the Chinese point of view it is more of a symbolic meaning, although it also enables travellers to visit one of their favourite travel destinations.

China Southern re-launches Guangzhou to Brisbane flight CZ381

The China Southern Guangzhou to Brisbane CZ381 Schedule

The resuming China Southern Airlines flight CZ381 from the airline’s base in Guangzhou to Brisbane will kick off as a 4 times weekly service. However it is in plan to bring the service to a daily frequency within the next two years.

The China Southern flight will operate the Guangzhou to Brisbane route every:

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Sunday

With the schedule for the service being:

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArrival TimeFlight Duration
China Southern LogoCZ381GuangzhouCAN21:20BrisbaneBNE08:30+19hrs 10min
China Southern LogoCZ382BrisbaneBNE10:10GuangzhouCAN17:259hrs 15min

Both flights have a good schedule. The outbound flight is an overnight service that allows passengers to get some sleep aboard and then get off to their day in Australia as soon as landed. While the inbound flight is an entirely day flight with little to no time zone difference.

The Aircraft For CZ381 Guangzhou to Brisbane Flight

The airline will be deploying on the Guangzhou to Brisbane flight CZ381 its brand new Airbus A350-900 planes. These airliners are set up featuring a 3 class configuration:

  • 28 Business Class Seats in a 1-2-1 layout (Recaro CL6710 Model)
  • 24 Premium Economy Seats in a 2-4-2 layout (Recaro PL3530 Model)
  • 262 Economy Class Seats in a 3-3-3 layout (Recaro CL3710 Model)

For those travelling in economy, as is the case with many Airbus A350-900s, try and get your hands on seats 52A and 52K. These are unmatched for confort. There is no seat in front allowing to have a window seat with direct aisle access.

About the author

Alex Achille

Ex Cabin Crew with Emirates, I've always loved travelling and other cultures. In this website I'll be sharing my experiences along with my reviews of the latest Korean Dramas and TV Series I've watched.

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