A380 China Southern Airlines aircraft will compete with trains in China

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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.

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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.

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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!

2 Comments
  1. Iulian Sîrbu says

    Sorin, when you say that in Europe the advantages of travel by plane, to which Europe you refer exactly? Do not forget that in the West the train is widely used and highly appreciated, routes such as London - Paris, London - Brussels, London - ski resorts in the south of France, Paris - Frankfurt are made almost exclusively by train, including by trainers. business, this is because the travel time is shorter or slightly longer than the one with the plane, the lower prices, the smaller or non-existent check-in time, the weight limit for much larger luggage, etc. Plus, the undeniable advantage of the train is that you leave the center of city A and reach the center of city B, so the costs with the other means of transport - the taxi, for example - are greatly reduced.

    I wish I could come up with the same arguments for Romania, but it seems that the time is not yet. The only good news on the railway level is that the trains to / from Hungary will have a single locomotive, either of the Hungarian or the Romanian operator, thus shortening the journey time.

    Coming back to China, as I said above, add in the 4 hours by plane and time you get from the city to the airport and then from the airport to the city and you will see why people prefer the train, in this case. Most people do not like the tramp from one side to the other and this is the main reason why sometimes the plane is preferred, once the train 🙂

    Returning to China,

  2. Sorin says

    Julian, I do not deny what you have said. But the train in Europe lost ground a lot, many years in a row. Now it can recover on financial considerations. Air tickets increased due to high fuel costs, the economic crisis went bankrupt some companies, people did not have much money etc.

    But let's not forget that the aviation industry is in a great development process. It is a place of growth and will last until the high speed trains appear, over 800 Km / h :).

    Each means of transport has advantages and disadvantages. But more and more beautiful is to see the world from above :)!

    Regarding the times, let the train not leave you on the scale. Work and relative. There are airports that are fixed in the middle of cities :). Plus, even on the plane you don't need to check in if you know how to work online: D ... So drop some affirmations made by you! :)

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