Air China reconsiders Shanghai to Melbourne and Sydney services

    Air China reportedly plans to suspend services from Shanghai to Melbourne and Sydney after 31-Mar-2019 due to high competition on the routes (Air Transport World, 08-Jan-2019). China Eastern Airways also operates on both routes, according to OAG, with Qantas operating eight times weekly Sydney-Shanghai service. As previously reported by CAPA, Air China closed reservations for services between Shanghai and Australia for travel from 31-Mar-2019.