China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines Company Limited, with world headquarters based in Guangzhou, has its company logo seen around the globe with a brilliant red kapok delicately adoring a blue vertical tail fin.
As the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, China Southern Airlines is pleased to operate eight holding public air transportation subsidiaries including Xiamen Air, Henan Airlines, Guizhou Airlines and Zhuhai Airlines; 20 branches including Xinjiang, Northern and Beijing Branches; 23 domestic sales offices in nearly every major Chinese city including Hangzhou and Qingdao as well as 54 international sales offices located in major metropolitan destinations such as Singapore, New York City and Paris.
The airline radiates its distinctive cultural character of “Sunshine China Southern” and its mission continues to be “Connecting the World to Create a Better Life”.
With “Customer, Staff, Advantage, Innovation, Return” as its core values and the “Diligent, Practical, Inclusive, Innovative” spirit, China Southern is dedicated to fulfilling its vision of “Building a World-class Airline with Global Competitiveness”.
In 2019 and 2020, China Southern safely transported more than 152 million passengers and 97 million passengers, leading all Chinese carriers for 42 consecutive years. The airline is ranked 1st in Asia and 2nd globally in terms of annual passenger traffic and the top 10 globally in terms of cargo and mail volume.
As of December 2020, China Southern had a fleet of more than 860 passenger and cargo aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, B777 and B737, as well as the Airbus A380 superjumbo, A330 and A320. It was one of the first airlines in the world to operate the A380 superjumbo.
Currently, China Southern operates an extensive route network of more than 1,000 routes with 3,000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions around the world, offering more than 500,000 seats.
Through close cooperation with its global airline partners including American Airlines and Qatar Airways, China Southern continues to extend its route network to more destinations around the world.
In recent years, China Southern has been fully dedicated to building its comprehensive Guangzhou-Beijing “dual hubs” by launching new routes and optimizing its route network.
At the airline’s home base located at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China Southern has been making remarkable progress over the past decade in developing its “Canton Route” family of travel products to serve the many nations located along the “Belt and Road” as well as the sprawling Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
At the close of Year 2019, China Southern served 132 destinations from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, including 51 international and regional destinations.
Guangzhou has become the No. 1 gateway hub from China’s mainland to Australasia and Southeast Asia, forming a “4-hour air traffic circle” with major cities in China and Southeast Asia, and a “12-hour air traffic circle” with major international destinations.
As the largest hub carrier at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX), China Southern takes up more than 50% of slot resources.
In October 2020, all China Southern flights to/from Beijing has been relocated to PKX and its self-built aircraft hangar, operation control center and air catering production base – the largest of their kinds in Asia – are already in daily operation.
By Year 2025, China Southern is expected to deploy more than 200 dedicated aircraft to PKX with more than 900 daily aircraft movements.
China Southern is committed to working with all parties to build Beijing Daxing International Airport into a new world-class aviation hub as well as a convenient and efficient gateway of China.
China Southern has actively responded to and provided strong support for China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” and in its key regions of South Asia, Southeast Asia, South Pacific and Central and West Asia through its decades-long well-established route network.
This decisive leadership position among all Chinese carriers in terms of the number of flights, flight frequencies and market share, makes China Southern a major force in building air connectivity between China and countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”.
China Southern is singularly honored to hold the best safety record among all Chinese carriers with outstanding safety management levels in the world.
In June 2018, China Southern was honored with the Two-Star Flight Safety Diamond Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China with the highest safety rating in China.