A380 China Southern Airlines aircraft will compete with trains in China
I like to fly, I like airplanes and I promote this means of transport. In Europe it is very easy for me to highlight the benefits of plane travel, but in China things are already complicated. The Chinese have one of the best rail networks in the world. They have high-speed trains capable of transporting thousands of passengers. There are no delays with them. Everything goes by the second.
How did Airbus A380 airplanes get to compete with trains in China? Well very simple. An 2.298 kilometer railway line, which will connect China's capital with southern Guangzhou, will be inaugurated on December 26. The distance will be traveled in about 8 hours and this is because the trains will have the speed limitation to 300Km / h. This section is part of the great railway line that will link Beijing with Hong Kong, up to 2015.
The same, but in-flight route is operated by China Southern Airlines with Airbus A380 aircraft, and the distance is traveled in approximately 4 hours. But the route is not profitable for the airline operator, and passengers are often dissatisfied with the delays caused by bad weather, flight restrictions, etc.
In addition to these dissatisfactions, I think that price will play an important role. Train costs are still unknown, but Beijing - Guangzhou costs about 260 dollars with A380 China Southern Airlines. I would also travel by plane because the time is halfway. But now much depends on the price of train tickets. I think Iulian is happy now! And I probably wouldn't write this news if Brăduţ (tedoo.ro) don't post anything with Alien Vs. Predator on facebook!