China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines is based in Guangzhou in Guangdong Province in southern China. It’s the world's fifth-largest airline measured by passengers carried, and Asia's largest airline in terms of both fleet size and passengers carried. It was established in 1988 after a restructuring of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and has grown since then through acquisitions and mergers to become one of China's "Big Three" airlines alongside Air China and China Eastern Airlines. It is a member of SkyTeam.

China’s air carriers miss boat on savings from fall in oil to 5-1/2 year low

Workers load luggage in Shandong Airlines in China as the country's carriers grouse that they cannot take full advantage of the fall in crude prices to its lowest level in 5 years. Photo: EPA

Mainland China carriers may be feeling the impact of the recent oil price plunge in a more painful way compared with their peers, as domestic oil prices did not match the fall seen in the international market and is a lot less given how much the centrally-set fuel surchar

Friday, 17 April, 2015, 4:07pm

China Southern pair fired amid probe over crimes

China Southern's operations will not be affected by the incident.

Two senior executives of China Southern Airlines are under investigation and have been sacked, the company said on the websites of the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges.

31 Dec 2014 - 7:04am

China Southern Airlines in Xinjiang begins self-defence classes for flight attendants

Cabin crew receive training. Photo: China National Radio

An airline is teaching self-defence to its cabin crews based in Xinjiang amid increased security concerns in the restive northwestern region. China Southern Airlines staff in Urumqi started the classes on Tuesday, said a publicity official at the company.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:38am

Weak passenger revenues could offset fuel cost savings at Big Three airlines

Guangzhou-based China Southern could report a 36 per cent slump in net profit to 2.35 billion yuan on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg

Weak passenger yields last year could weigh on earnings at the mainland's Big Three airlines, with China Southern Airlines and Air China expected to report a drop in net profit despite benefiting from lower prices of jet fuel.

Together with China Eastern Airlines, they are scheduled to report their final results next week.

22 Mar 2014 - 12:35am

Currency gains help avert loss for China Southern

The A380 helped generate gains on international routes. Photo: AFP

China Southern Airlines had its wings clipped by falling airfares and overcapacity in the domestic market in the first half of the year, with net profit dropping 21 per cent to 339 million yuan (HK$429 million).

27 Aug 2013 - 4:33am

China Southern Airlines cleared to take Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is set to ply mainland skies after having been given the airworthiness certificate by the aviation authorities on the mainland. Photo: AFP

China Southern Airlines will be the first Chinese carrier to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after China's aviation regulator gave the aircraft approval.

25 May 2013 - 4:28am

Hard landing for mainland China airlines

China Southern's net profit plunged 82 per cent to 57 million yuan. Photo: EPA

Mainland airlines faced turbulence in the first quarter, with China Eastern Airlines yesterday going from a profit to a loss and China Southern Airlines stocks taking a hammering after the company barely managed to stay in the black.

27 Apr 2013 - 5:07am

China airlines in deadlock over A380s

Air China has been looking to lease two A380s from China Southern for its Beijing-Paris route and they will jointly operate the segment once it is up and running. Photo: AFP

Talks between two state-owned carriers, Air China and China Southern Airlines, over operating Airbus A380s from Beijing seem to have reached a deadlock.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Cheap fares lure Kangaroo Route fliers to China

China Southern Airlines is undercutting Qantas Airways by as much as 34 per cent on the cost of Sydney-to-London tickets.

China Southern Airlines is undercutting Qantas Airways by as much as 34 per cent on the cost of Sydney-to-London tickets and from April 1 will operate more flights to Europe than the Australian carrier.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:47am

China Southern still on board Boeing's Dreamliner

An emergency landing of an ANA Dreamliner has not prompted China Southern Airlines to cancel its orders for the plane. Photo: Reuters

China Southern Airlines has no immediate plan to cancel orders of the incident-prone Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners but that will change if systemic problems are found.

The assessment came after Japan's two leading airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, grounded all B787s yesterday due to glitches, mainly in the plane's electrical system.

17 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

China Eastern to expand cross-strait alliance

Closer co-operation between China's four carriers is seen as being a threat to Cathay Pacific. Photo: Reuters

The alliance between China Eastern Airlines and three other carriers providing cross-strait services has announced big ambitions as it seeks to boost market share on the lucrative route.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:13am

Briefs, December 6, 2012

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6 Dec 2012 - 3:16am

China Southern Airlines misses target date for Beijing-Paris route

China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines missed a target date for introducing Airbus SAS A380s on international flights from Beijing, prolonging a more than a year-long struggle to gain access to slots in the nation's capital.

3 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

China Southern's income dips 29pc

China Southern Airlines, the nation's biggest carrier by passenger numbers, reported a 29 per cent drop in third-quarter profit on rising operating costs and currency fluctuations.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:08am

China Southern flies to Henan Airlines' rescue

China Southern Airlines has come to the rescue of Henan Airlines, which was banned from flying after one of its planes crashed in Yichun, Heilongjiang, in 2010, killing more than 40 people.

25 Sep 2012 - 4:30am