Award-win­ning air­line has huge global pres­ence

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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.

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