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China Southern Airlines Plans Guangzhou-Colombo Flight Service

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Guangzhou based, China Southern Airlines is planning to serve Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport from 26th September 2017.

China Southern Airlines is planning operate three flights per week to Colombo onboard Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Colombo bound flight (3Z3059) departs Guangzhou at 15:45 every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and arrives at Colombo at 18:35 on the same day. The aircraft departs from Colombo at 19:45 for the end-route to Male' arrives at 20:30. The Return flight (3Z3060) departs Male' at 21:55 and arrives Colombo at 23:55 and departs 01:05 on the Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays for the final leg to Guangzhou arrives at 09:00.

China Southern Airlines was applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for rights to launch a new route to Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka in February 2017.

The introduction of China Southern Airlines would compete with SriLankan Airlines which has started operating daily nonstop flights between Colombo and Guangzhou.

Currently SriLankan Airlines is operating four weekly flights to Beijing & Shanghai, three weekly flights to Kunming and Daily flights to Guangzhou. China based air carriers also have widely expanded out of Colombo Airport as Air China is operating from Chengdu, China Eastern is operating from both Kunming and Shanghai.

Flight Schedule

Guangzhou to Colombo - A333 - Tu.Th.Su
CZ3059 - Departure Time 1545 - Arrival Time 1835

Colombo to Male' - A333 - Tu.Th.Su
CZ3059 - Departure Time 1945 – Arrival Time 2030

Male' to Colombo - A333 - Tu.Th.Su
CZ3060 - Departure Time 2155 – Arrival Time 2355

Colombo to Guangzhou - - A333 - Mo.We.Fr
CZ3060 - Departure Time 0105 – Arrival Time 0900

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