China Eastern Airlines have announced they will fly direct between Nanjing and Sydney three times a week from 21 December 2012.
China Eastern will fly an A330-300 service between Sydney and Nanjing three times a week then onwards to Beijing, taking its total weekly services from Sydney to twelve.
China is second largest market after only New Zealand as a source of overseas passengers into Sydney.
http://www.sydneyairport.com.au/corporate/media-centre/media-releases/media-release-detail.aspx?item=%7bFE6754CC-4F71-4A5F-BD14-FAE0D78EC0D4%7d&lst=%7bC313C142-0E4E-4269-A2FB-BDEB95B3BC9E%7d&cat=%7b8555596C-B175-417F-9CE3-6BC16C1F0630%7d for media release.
http://australianaviation.com.au/2012/12/new-route-to-china/ for Australian Aviation report.