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

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.

Thursday, 24 April, 2014, 3:38am

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

250b yuan in daily trading on HK system

6 Dec 2012 - 3:16am