Travellers flying between Australia and Europe now have a markedly cheaper option – through China.
China Southern Airlines is offering standalone flights from Sydney-London at prices up to 34 per cent lower than Qantas.
China Southern’s cheapest economy-class fare between Sydney and London, with a three-hour stopover Guangzhou, for a two-week trip starting May 4 was 1.100 Euro.
The lowest price for a non-Chinese airline, on Malaysian Airlines, was 19 per cent more expensive at 1.320 Euro. Emirates tickets started at 1.450 Euro while Singapore Air’s was at 1.500 Euro. The cheapest Qantas ticket was 51 per cent more than China Southern, at 1.670 Euro.
Another benefit flying China Southern is the added legroom in all classes.