|China Southern Ranked World #4 & #1 in Asia For Annual Passenger Traffic
ISTANBUL, Turkey - June 2, 2008 - China Southern Airlines, (NYSE: ZNH, HKSE: 1055, SHA 600029) - www.csair.com/global - the newest member of SkyTeam and the largest airline in The People’s Republic of China has been ranked #4 in the world and #1 in Asia for annual passenger traffic. The announcement was made at the 64th Annual IATA General Meeting where IATA revealed the annual passenger traffic and ranking for the world air transport enterprises.
China Southern Airlines was listed with 56.522 million passengers carried in 2007. The Top 10 airlines in the world for annual passenger traffic are:
• American Airlines
• Delta Air Lines
• United Airlines
• China Southern Airlines
• Northwest Airlines
• Lufthansa German Airlines
• Air France
• Continental Airlines
• All Nippon Airways and
• Japan Airlines
As the largest airline in The People’s Republic of China, China Southern Airlines is the only carrier in Asia entering into the world Top Five passenger transport airlines.
In addition, the SkyTeam alliance boasts five of the world’s Top 10 passenger transport airlines:
• Delta Air Lines (73.086 million, ranked 2nd)
• China Southern Airlines (56.522 million, ranked 4th)
• Northwest Airlines (54.696 million, ranked 5th)
• Air France (50.465 million, ranked 7th) and
• Continental Airlines (49.058 million, ranked 8th)
The newest member of SkyTeam - www.skyteam.com - and the largest airline in The People’s Republic of China for the past 29 years, China Southern Airlines - www.csair.com/global - connects more than 80 cities around the globe. Major business and vacation destinations served in China include: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan and as well as International service, including: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Lagos, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
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