Airline News: Singapore Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Hainan Airlines

New flight routes, codesharing partnership, and flight launches.

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Singapore Airlines switches its Wellington and Canberra services

Singapore Airlines re-routes its Trans-Tasman routes serving Wellington, with the airline due to launch flights from Melbourne to the New Zealand capital while dropping its Canberra-Wellington flights. Starting May 3, the new service will operate four days a week as flight SQ247 on the Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington leg and as SQ248 on the Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore flight.

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Hainan Airlines to launch Shenzhen-Brussels flights

From March 20 onwards, Hainan Airlines will launch twice-weekly services between Shenzhen and Brussels. Served by a Boeing 787 aircraft, HU759 departs Shenzhen at 12:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for arrival in Brussels at 17:30. On the return, HU760 leaves Brussels at 19:30 and arrives in Shenzhen at 13:50 the next day. From March 25, flights will arrive at and depart Brussels an hour later.

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American Airlines codeshares with China Southern

American Airlines (AA) and China Southern have begun their codeshare partnership. In this agreement, AA will offer China Southern-operated flights from Beijing to Chinese destinations including Changchun, Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Harbin, Nanning, Shenyang, and Shenzhen. In exchange, China Southern passengers will be able to enjoy AA connections from Los Angeles to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Houston, Philadelphia, and Phoenix, as well as from San Francisco to Dallas/Fort Worth, and Phoenix.

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