China Southern Airlines raises first-class fares
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.