The first flight of Beijing Capital Airlines left from Qingdao to Sydney on Sunday, October 29. The new service will certainly increase the number of visitors from China to New South Wales (NSW).
The airline is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines. It currently has a fleet size of 72 aircrafts that fly to 66 destinations. The NSW Government signed a deal with it two months ago. An A330 aircraft will fly this route four times a week.
Adam Marshall, the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, was excited about the addition of a new airline service to the inventory of Australia’s leading tourism and events State. He considered Qingdao’s nine million population as a significant growth market for the State’s tourism industry.
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Mr Marshall hoped that the new service would bring more Chinese visitors to NSW and Sydney. The State is teeming with lots of iconic attractions and it has a calendar filled with festivals and entertaining events. The arrival of more tourists from China is going to hugely improve the local tourism market and economy.
The Capital Airlines, NSW Government, and Destination NSW will work together to promote the NSW attractions and itineraries to the Chinese visitors. Their target will be to encourage the tourists to explore the region and visit the less-known places.
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Chinese travellers contribute a considerable share to the local economy. Currently, they are worth $3 billion to the overnight visitor economy.