China Southern Airlines will operate flights between Shenzhen and Sydney on a daily basis between Jan. 21 and Feb. 5 for Spring Festival holiday travelers.
Currently, China Southern operates three flights between Shenzhen and Sydney on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The company said it decided to add four flights a week to Sydney to meet demand from local holidaymakers.
Apart from flights to Sydney, the other international holiday flights have mainly been added on routes to Phuket Island in Thailand and Taipei. Eighty-eight percent of the tickets for flights to Sydney between Jan. 15 and 31 have been sold, according to its Shenzhen company.
Domestically, the sale of tickets for the first batch of the holiday flights offered by China Southern has already started and nearly 80 percent of the tickets for between Jan. 13 and Jan. 27, the Chinese New Year's Eve, have been sold, according to the airline.
The newly added flights are mainly on the routes from Shenzhen to Nanchong, Nanyang, Wuhan, Changde, Hanzhong, Changsha, Chongqing, Haikou and Guangyuan. The air travel peak is expected to be between Jan. 26 and 30.