Wednesday, March 8, 2017

China Southern increases Dhaka capacity

China Southern (based out of Guangzhou)has officially announced that due to rising passenger and cargo demand for its services on the Dhaka route, it shall be increasing capacity effective 27MAR17.

Currently, CZ operates a daily B738 on the CAN-DAC sector, however from 27MAR onwards all flights shall be upgraded to the A330-200. CZ's B738s seat 164 pax versus 257 on their A332.

Demand between Dhaka and the 3 main metro China cities has boomed over the past year for both passenger and cargo. With regards to passenger demand comparison, it is as follows:

PEK - 32,000 in 2016 versus 20,000 in 2015
PVG - 21,000 in 2016 versus 13,000 in 2015
CAN - 96,000 in 2016 versus 71,000 in 2015

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