China South­ern Air­lines raises first-class fares

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China’s largest air car­rier fleet, China South­ern Air­lines Ltd, in­creased first-class and busi­ness-class fares on some do­mes­tic routes to make up for busi­ness lost to the cen­tral govern­ment’s on­go­ing aus­ter­ity cam­paign.

China South­ern di­vided 157 routes into five cat­e­gories, with first-class fares at the high­est level. Cov­er­ing 21 routes, they are three times as ex­pen­sive as the reg­u­lar price of econ­omy class fares, the car­rier said.

Since 2010, Chi­nese air­lines have been able to in­de­pen­dently set prices of the busi­ness-class and first-class fares.

Other main car­ri­ers in China, in­clud­ing Air China and China East­ern Air­lines, de­clined to com­ment on China South­ern’s fare ad­just­ment.

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