Award-winning airline has huge global presence
The striking logo of China Southern Airlines – a brilliant red kapok on a blue vertical tail fin – is seen at destinations all around the world. With headquarters in Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet, has the most developed route network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in The People’s Republic of China.
Currently, China Southern Airlines operates more than 500 passenger and cargo transport aircraft. China Southern Airlines is the first airline in the world to operate both the A380 and 787 Dreamliner.
The airline fleet is ranked first in Asia and fifth in fleet size among the 240 airlines in the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
A proud member of SkyTeam, China Southern Airlines Co Ltd is directly affiliated with China Southern Air Holding Company, specialising in air transportation services.
China Southern Airlines has more than 1930 daily flights to 190 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world. Through close co-operation with its SkyTeam member airlines, China Southern Airlines’ global route network spans 1024 destinations to 187 countries and regions and nearly every major world metropolis.
South Island customers can now experience a multitude of destinations, such as Europe, South East Asia, India, Japan and Korea, which are served from the Guangzhou hub.
China Southern transported more than 90 million passengers in 2013, ranking the carrier first in Asia and third among the 240 Airlines in IATA, topping all Chinese airlines for 35 years.
On June 6, 2013, China Southern Airlines opened the Guangzhou-Moscow route. On June 23, 2014, it opened the Guangzhou-Changsha-Frankurt route and on August 6, 2014, China the Guangzhou-New York City route, adding to the existing routes from Guangzhou to Paris, Amsterdam and London.
China Southern also operates routes from Guangzhou to Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Brisbane, and Perth in Oceania, which forms two fans that make the Guangzhou hub the first portal to Oceania in China. The China Southern Airlines’ European fan route network and Oceania network will bring China Southern Airlines’ international routes to more than 90, covering all the continents except South America.
By December, 2013, China Southern Airlines had kept a safe record of 11 million flying hours and carried close to 700 million passengers without incident. The airline’s safety commitment has been – and continues to be – unwavering both throughout China and globally. On September 28, 2012, China Southern Airlines was honoured with the Diamond Flight Safety Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), becoming the leading Chinese carrier to maintain the highest safety records in China.
China Southern Airlines has been judged as the Best Airline in China by several international media organisations and received the Five Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of the Hospitality Sciences in January 2004. In 2011, China Southern Airlines earned its Four-Star status from SKYTRAX, the world’s most prestigious airline performance evaluation organisation. That same year, China Southern Airlines also won the SKYTRAX 2011 World Most Improved Airline. China Southern was recognised as one of the Top 50 Most Admired Chinese Companies by FORTUNE China Magazine in 2012 and 2013.