The number of Chinese carriers flying in and out of Sydney may soon rise from seven to eight as another mainland airline flags intentions to operate from NSW’s capital.

A little over a week after launching flights from Chongqing to Melbourne, Tianjin Airlines revealed plans to operate on a second Australian route out of Sydney.

This will make Tianjin Airlines the eighth Chinese mainland carrier to fly from the city after Air China, Sichuan, Capital Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.

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The Sydney to Tianjin via Zhengzhou service is expected to take off on 29 January 2018 and fares likely to open later this month, Business Insider reported.

An Airbus A330 will operate between Sydney and Tianjin, giving travellers access to 18 Business Class seats and 242 in Economy.

Chinese travellers flying to Melbourne (or Sydney next year) with Tianjin Airlines will be able to connect onwards to other cities through the airline’s arrangement with Virgin Australia.

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Earlier this month, NSW’s capital welcomed its seventh Chinese mainland airline when Capital Airlines launched direct flights from Qingdao.

Sydney Airport’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather welcomes news of more Chinese airline flying in and out of the city, saying that they boost business and tourism.

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