China Southern switch back to Airbus A330-200 on Perth services from 30 October 2016

B-6526 Airbus A330-223 (cn 1220) of China Southern Airlines at Perth Airport - Fri 14 June 2013.
B-6526 Airbus A330-223 (MSN 1220) of China Southern Airlines at Perth Airport – Fri 14 June 2013.
This was the final A330 service before switching to Boeing 7878 Dreamliners, but now the airline is switching back to A330-200s from 30 October 2016. Photo © Matt Hannigan.
B-2787 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34931/154) of China Southern Airlines, at Perth Airport - Sun 15 May 2016. Taking off from runway 21 at 8:33am as flight CZ320 to Guangzhou. Photo © David Eyre
B-2787 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34931/154) of China Southern Airlines, at Perth Airport – Sun 15 May 2016.
The 787s are to be replaced on Perth services by Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Photo © David Eyre

15 July 2016 © David Eyre

China Southern Airlines is to revert back to using Airbus A330-200 aircraft on services between Guangzhou and Perth from 30 October 2016.

The schedule from 30 October 2016 is as follows (A330-200):

  • CZ319 departs Guangzhou 1400 (Tue & Fri) – arrives 2200 in Perth (Tue & Fri) / CZ320 departs Perth at 2340 (Tue & Fri) – arrives at Guangzhou at 0740 the next day
  • CZ319 departs Guangzhou 2200 on Wed & Sat – arrives in Perth the next day (Thu & Sun) at 0600 / CZ320 departs Perth at 0830 (Thu & Sun) – arrives at Guangzhou at 1630 same day.

The airline first commenced services to Perth on 9 November 2011 on the Guangzhou – Perth route, which initially operated three times per week and later increased to four times per week.

Aircraft types used on the route have changed as follows (dates are arrival dates in Perth):

  • Airbus A330-300 (9 November 2011 – 1 April 2013): 287 passengers (4 First Class, 24 Business Class, 48 Premium Economy, 211 Economy seats).
  • Airbus A330-200 (3 April 2013 – March 2015): 218 passengers (4 First Class, 24 Business Class, 48 Premium Economy, 142 Economy seats).
  • Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (1 April 2015 – 30 October 2016): 228 passengers (4 First Class, 24 Business Class, 200 Economy)
  • Airbus A330-200 (30 October 2016 onwards): 218 passengers (4 First Class, 24 Business Class, 48 Premium Economy, 142 Economy seats)..

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

4 thoughts on “China Southern switch back to Airbus A330-200 on Perth services from 30 October 2016

  • October 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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    Do you know if they will go back to the 787 after the summer?

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  • April 24, 2017 at 11:16 pm
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    David,
    Did China Southern actually cease using the 787 and revert back to the A 330-200 from Perth on 30 October as stated in your article July 15th. Even though I am aware that this has occured I haven’t been able to find any information regarding the date and would appreciate it if you could confirm the date.
    Regards

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    • April 25, 2017 at 10:03 am
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      China Southern did indeed revert back to the A330-200 on that date.
      B-6515 operated the service, departing Guangzhou on 29 October 2016 and arriving in Perth at 5:48am on the morning of 30 October 2016.

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