China Southern starts Guangzhou-Vancouver service

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China Southern Airlines is planning to increase its direct service between Guangzhou and Vancouver, following the airline's successful inaugural flight to Vancouver on 15 June.

The thrice-weekly service is China's sole direct flight to Canada, a company official said.

China Southern operates a Boeing 777-200ER on the route.

"There are definite plans to quickly ramp up the number of services per week, as bookings are coming in fast. But [the company] is still undecided on the number of additional services it will introduce on the route," said the official.

China Southern inaugural Guangzhou-Vancouver flight was full, added the official.