August 27 marked a significant milestone in international air travel, as Shenzhen Airlines officially inaugurated a direct flight service from Shenzhen to its sister city of Barcelona, Spain.
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen-Barcelona flight route schedule. Image by That's
The inaugural flight, coded ZH9065, took off at 0.05am on August 27 and smoothly touched down in Barcelona at 8.05am local time the same day, symbolizing the beginning of a new era of connectivity between the two vibrant cities.
Flight calendar and ticket rate, Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen-Barcelona flight route. Image by That's
The newly established route by Shenzhen Airlines operates two flights weekly, departing from Shenzhen every Monday and Friday, and takes approximately 14 hours.
The year 2023 holds special significance for China and Spain, as it marks the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.
Additionally, this year commemorates the two-year anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Shenzhen and Barcelona.
Presently, Shenzhen Airlines operates a total of 12 international and regional routes directly from Shenzhen.
Among these, there are two direct routes connecting Shenzhen to Europe: Shenzhen to London and the recently inaugurated Shenzhen to Barcelona route.
Looking ahead, Shenzhen Airlines is set to launch yet another international direct route, connecting Shenzhen to Manila, Philippines.
As the city's global connectivity continues to expand, a question arises: Which city are you most eagerly anticipating to be directly connected to Shenzhen in the future? Are you inclined to choose international flights departing from Shenzhen? Share your thoughts in the comment below. For the latest updates on developments in the Greater Bay Area, stay tuned to our WeChat official account, ThatsGBA.
[Cover image by Billy Jiang/That's]