New Route of the Day (21 December 2023): China Southern Airlines between Zhengzhou and Luxembourg
China Southern Airlines introduced flights between Zhengzhou in central China, and Luxembourg on Thursday 21 December. The 8,285-kilometre route will be maintained weekly, with the 276-seat A350-900 aircraft. The airline faces no competition between the two cities.
Flight CZ677 departs Zhengzhou at 14:50 local time, arriving in Luxembourg at 19:00 local time. The return service, operating as flight CZ678, takes off from Grand Duchy at 15:00 local time on Fridays, touching back down in China at 08:10 the following morning.
What they said
Alexander Flassak, CEO of Luxembourg Airport, said: “We are proud and happy to have this passenger flight linking us directly to China. We have been working on establishing this route for several years. They will complement the already existing cargo flights between our two countries, solidifying our strong links to China. Luxembourg is looking forward to more direct passenger flights from and to China in the future.”
Luxembourg gets first China passenger flights
The new service between Zhengzhou and Luxemburg is the fist passenger flight between the two countries. Cargo flights between the two cities were first established back in 2014 by Cargolux.
At 8,285 kilometres, the Zhengzhou route is also Luxembourg Airport’s longest, ahead of the 5,015-kilometre Dubai DXB service operated by Luxair.
In collaboration with the Automobile Club of Luxembourg (ACL), Euro-Asie, a tour operator based in Luxembourg, will organise a total of sixteen 14-day trips to China from May to November 2024 using the new China Southern Airlines flights.
Zhengzhou is the capital and largest city of Henan Province in the central part of China. The city lies on the southern bank of the Yellow River and is a major hub for China’s national transportation network, with railways connecting Zhengzhou to Europe. It has a population of 12.6 million and is home to the world’s largest iPhone factory.
Luxemburg does not have a large Chinese community, with some 1,000 Chinese national estimated to be living in the country.