Shenzhen is increasingly connected to ASEAN destinations as both Star Alliance carrier Shenzhen Airlines and Skyteam carrier China Southern add new frequencies and routes to ASEAN destinations this winter season. More than half a dozen of new routes will bring ASEAN cities closer to the booming city near to Hong Kong.
Shenzhen Airlines is turning into one of the most pro-active airline in ASEAN this year. Since January, the Chinese carrier, which is a member of Star Alliance, launched new routes to a string of destinations in Southeast Asia from its main bases. In June, the carrier added a second daily flight from Guangzhou to Phnom Penh while launching a daily frequency from Guangzhou to Phuket.
Expansion continues in September 2018 with the airline offering a new service to Cambodia, linking Phnom Penh to Nanning, the capital of Guangxi, one of the two Chinese provinces part of the Greater Mekong Sub-region. The carrier offers since September 3 three weekly frequencies using a Boeing 737-800.
Before the end of the month, the airline will add two more routes. Starting September 27, Shenzhen Airlines will add a new service to Indonesia, as the Star Alliance carrier launches the never-flown route between Shenzhen and Jakarta, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operating on daily basis.
Later this month, the carrier is adding two new routes as well to Hanoi, operating from both Guangzhou and Shenzhen with a daily frequency for each route. All these flights will benefit of a new connection to Europe, as Shenzhen airlines is launching a daily frequency to London from October.
China Southern is also expanding out of Shenzhen. The carrier is launching at the end of the month six weekly services to Kota Kinabalu in the State of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo. The route will be served by an Airbus A320. Finally October 28- the start of IATA winter season- will see the launching of a four-weekly service between Shenzhen and Yangon in Myanmar, a brand new route for the economic capital of Myanmar.