China Eastern Airlines will launch a nonstop service between Nanjing and Sydney from 21 December.
The carrier will fly an Airbus A330-300 service from Sydney to Nanjing thrice weekly and subsequently, to Beijing. This will take its total weekly services from Sydney to 12.
Sydney airport chief executive, Kerrie Mather, says: "Earlier this year, China overtook the USA to become our second largest inbound nationality market, second to only New Zealand and we want to show that we are 'China-ready'."
Innovata Schedules show that China Eastern will be the sole operator on Nanjing-Sydney route.