Air China is set to commence a direct service between Melbourne and Shenzhen on January 10, 2017.
The service CA767/768 will operate four times per week with evening departures on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Currently, Air China operates daily direct service from Melbourne to Beijing and four times weekly service between Melbourne and Shanghai.
The new direct route will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering 28 lie-flat bed business class seats and 199 economy class seats with a generous seat pitch of 32-inches.
Air China has continued to make investment s in the Australia – China aviation market over past three decades. It says it is committed to making a long-term contribution to the community by providing premium service to both business class travellers and the leisure market.