China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. - the newest member
of the worldwide SkyTeam airline alliance - is a main air transportation business of China
Southern Air Holding Company.
With flight operations based at
Baiyun International Airport,
Southern Airlines’ company
logo can be seen around the globe with a brilliant red
kapok delicately adoring a blue vertical tail fin.
China Southern Airlines has 14 branches located throughout
Five holding subsidiaries are located in:
- Zhuhai with
two bases in
Xi’an and 18
domestic sales and
- ticket offices
Southern Airlines has 53 International offices located in major metropolitan
markets around the world, including:
China Southern Airlines operates the largest and most technologically
advanced airline fleet … as well as the most extensive domestic air network in
The People’s Republic of China.
Currently, China Southern Airlines operated 420 modern Boeing 777, 747,
757, 737 and Airbus A330, 321, 320, 319 and 300 jet aircrafts that is ranked NO
.6 in the world serving destinations to
898 cities in 169 countries … forming an extensive network with Guangzhou and
Beijing as its hubs, covering all of China, radiating throughout Asia and
linking Europe, America, Australia & Africa with convenient connections to
all main cities in the world via close cooperation with all the SkyTeam member airlines.
In 2009, China Southern Airlines carried 66.28 Million passengers and is
the 3rd largest airline in the world and 1st in
Southern has been ranked as the largest airline in
for 32 consecutive years and is the only
carrier in mainland
in the world’s Top 10 passenger airlines.
As December 31st , 2010 - China Southern Airlines has accumulated 771.1
million safe flight hours ,recorded 199consecutive months of safe flight
operations and carried over 600 million passengers, breaking the record of safe
operation in Chinese civil aviation industry.On July
16, 2008, China Southern Airlines was honored with the Five-Star Flight Safety
Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the most
prestigious award for safe flight operations in the Chinese aviation industry.
China Southern Airlines is the only Chinese carrier that has the longest
safety record and has earned its top leadership position in the global aviation
industry. The airline owns and operates its own independent pilot training
centers for pilots and flight attendants. China Southern Airlines, with 3332
comprehensively trained and experienced pilots, is the only Chinese carrier
that has the independent capability of “building its pilots from the ground up”
as it trains young aviators at its Western Australia Flying College in Perth,
Australia … then moves these graduates to advanced cadet training at its Zhuhai
Flight Training Center, a joint venture with Montreal-based CAE Inc.
China Southern Airlines enjoys a strong aircraft maintenance capability
through its joint-venture company GAMECO - Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance &
Engineering Co., Ltd. - the largest aircraft maintenance hanger in Asia and via its MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Co., Ltd. - in partnership with the
German MTU - the biggest aero engine overhaul facility with the highest level
in maintenance in mainland
Additionally, China Southern Airlines has earned two second prizes in the
National Science & Technology Progress Award, one for its
and the other for its Engine Performance Monitoring System.
In 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007, China Southern Airlines was honored by
the CAAC with the “Golden Roc Cup” - the highest-level annual award in the
Chinese aviation industry.
China Southern Airlines is committed to putting the customer first and
dedicated to exceeding its customers’ expectations by offering reliable,
on-time and convenient quality customer service.
China Southern Airlines attaches key importance to its branded products
strategy, offering a host of reliable and convenient on-time services. The
airline currently has the largest frequent flyer program in
- The Sky
Pearl Club - with more than 8 Million members who enjoy free flights and flight
China Southern Airlines is the first airline in
to own and operate its own terminals -Terminal One at Xi’an Xianyang International Airport and Terminal Three at
China Southern Airlines is the aviation marketing leader in China and is
renowned for its numerous branded services such as The Sky Pearl Club; First
& Business Class VIP Lounges Ground Service; China Southern Connections
Service and “
Customer Service & Call Center Hot Line.
China Southern Airlines has been named the “Best Airline in
several international organizations and was honored with the “Five Star Diamond
Award” by The American Academy of the Hospitality Sciences in January 2004.
China Southern Airlines continues to develop at a brisk pace. In 1997,
China Southern Airlines debuted on both the
New York and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges and
in 2003 the airline was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
China Southern Airlines has successively merged with, took over
shareholding stocks and joined the equity in numerous Chinese carriers.
China Southern Airlines led the Chinese aviation industry in introducing
the Boeing 737, 757, 777, Airbus A330 to the Chinese marketplace; the first
Chinese carrier to introduce its own Computer Reservation System and Internet
e-ticketing; the first to introduce its own Revenue Management, System
Operations Control, Finance Management, Human Resources, Cargo and Office
Automation Systems; established the largest air cargo station in mainland China
(and the third largest in the world) as well as operating the largest air
catering center in China.
In January 2005, China Southern Airlines inked a pact with Airbus for five
A380 superjumbo aircraft.
In August 2005, China Southern Airlines signed an agreement for 10, Boeing
787-8 Dreamliners - the largest purchaser of this
type of aircraft in
In 2006, China Southern Airlines placed an order for six Boeing 777
freighters, striding forward a brand new step in its cargo development.
From January 1, 2007, China Southern Airlines began enhancing its route,
service, sales and marketing network as it continues to transform into an
international network-oriented airline.
On November 15, 2007,
Southern officially joined the SkyTeam aviation
alliance, becoming the first domestic airline joining a global airline alliance
and another bold step forward for Chinese civil aviation.
On October 28, 2008, China Southern Air Holding Company signed a strategic
agreement with the government of
Province; raised RMB10
Billion Yuan participating in the equity of the Liaoning Airport Group.
On January 15, 2009, China Southern Airlines opened a new representative
Taipei; the first mainland carrier
approved to open representative office in
Southern continues to make continuous contributions to boosting air transport
links and expanding economic and cultural exchanges between people across the
China Southern Airlines has received numerous honors, including:
- In 1995,
2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007
Southern Airlines was honored the “Golden Roc Cup” - the most prestigious
safe flight operation award in the Chinese aviation industry.
- In 2002,
China Southern Airlines was ranked #13 among the Top 100 listed Chinese
enterprises by Fortune Magazine.
- In 2002,
China Southern Airlines was named one of the Top 10 emerging Chinese third
party logistics enterprises by The China Shipping Gazette.
- In 2002,
Southern Airlines’ “Operation Target Management” Program was honored the
second prize in the 9th China National Enterprise Management Modernization
- In 2003,
China Southern Airlines was ranked 9th among the top 500 Chinese informationisation enterprises and was honored the
“Best Informationisation Efficiency Award”.
- In both 2002
and 2004, China Southern Airlines was named as the “Best China Airline” by
TTG Asia Travel Magazine.
- In 2004,
China Southern Airlines’ System Operations Control System was honored with
second prize in the “National Science & Technology Progress Award”.
- January 2004
- China Southern Airlines was honored with the Five Star Diamond Award by
The American Academy of the Hospitality Sciences.
- April 2005 -
China Southern Airlines was named the “Best Air Cargo in
the 1st Annual Cargonews China Awards.
- December 31,
2006 - China Southern Airlines Xinjiang Company (former Xinjiang Airlines)
successfully completed 52 consecutive years of safe flight operations -
setting a new record for safe flight operations in
- In 2006,
Southern Airlines was honored the Three-Star Flight Safety Award by the
CAAC - the most prestigious award for safe flight operations in the
Chinese aviation industry.
- May 20, 2007
- China Southern Airlines was presented the Four-Star Flight Safety Award
by the CAAC for safe flight operations in
’s aviation industry.
- September 8,
2007 - Xinhua awarded China Southern Airlines with the Outstanding
Contribution to Society Award at a forum on Social Responsibility and
Harmonious Society 2007.
- January 2008
- China Southern Airlines was named the CCTV China Annual Best Employer
- April 10,
2008 - China Southern Airlines was named as the “Best Business Class
by TTG China Magazine.
- July 16, 2008
- China Southern Airlines was presented with the Five-Star Flight Safety
Award by the CAAC; becoming the only Chinese carrier maintaining the
longest safety record.
- On January
22, 2009 - China Southern Airlines was honored with the Consumer Satisfied
High Quality Award in a passenger evaluation conducted by the CAAC.
2009-China Southern Airlines was named as the “Best China Airline” by Skytrax.
2009-China Southern Airlines was named as the “The Preferred Airline for
Domestic Flights” by Fashion Travel Magazine.
2009-China Southern Airlines was ranked 11st among the top 500 Chinese informationisation enterprises and was NO.1 among
2009-China Southern Airlines was named as the “Best Business Class Airline
by TTG China Magazine and it was the fourth that China Southern Airlines
won the TTG Travel Awards.
2010-China Southern Airlines was named as the “Best Business Class Airline
by TTG China Magazine and it was the fifth that China Southern Airlines
won the TTG Travel Awards.
- January 2011,China Southern Airlines earned Four-Star status from
SKYTRAX the world’s most prestigious airline performance evaluation
organization. With this ranking,
Southern is today the world’s largest four star-ranked airline.