China Southern will begin flights to New York from August 6, with the airline spruiking it as another spoke in its 'Canton Route' from Australia via the airline's home hub of Guangzhou.
The daily flights will run on a four-class Boeing 777-300ER.
The Boeing 777-300ER's first class cabin has four 'luxury lay-flat' seats in a partitioned suite with a 23 inch HD video screen.
In business class there are 32 lie-flat seats, each 29 inches wide, in a staggered 1-2-1 layout.
There are also 44 premium economy seats with a 38 inch pitch (six inches more than CZ's regular economy class) and '123 degree recline' plus a 10.6 inch personal screen.
Rounding things out are 227 slimline economy seats, 19 inches wide and with a 32 inch pitch, each with an adjustable headrest and footrest plus and 8.9 inch video screen.
China Southern's special introductory fares from Australia to New York via Guangzhou go on sale from June 1 starting at $1,554 in economy class, $2,154 in premium economy and $6554 in business class from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
(Economy and business fares are for travel from September 6, 2014, while premium economy fares are for low season travel from October 2, 2014.)
Travellers can also break their journey in Guangzhou for up to 72 hours without a visa – very handy if you want to catch up with business contacts in Guangzhou or Shenzen before heading on to New York.
For more information visit www.csair.com.au, call 1300 889 628 during business hours.
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