China Southern Overview
China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. is a main air transportation business of China Southern Air Holding Company. With flight operations based at Guangzhous brand-new, award-winning Baiyun International Airport, China 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 13 branches located throughout China, including: Beijing, Dalian, Guangxi, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Northern, Shenzhen, Xinjiang and Zhuhai Helicopter Company. Four holding subsidiaries are located in Guizhou, Shantou, Xiamen and Zhuhai with 21 domestic sales and ticket offices situated throughout China, including Hangzhou and Shanghai.
As Chinas largest airline, China Southern Airlines has 43 International offices located in major metropolitan markets around the world, including: Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, Seoul, Sharjah, Sydney Tokyo and Tehran.
China Southern Airlines operates the largest and most technologically advanced airline fleet as well as the most extensive domestic air network in The Peoples Republic of China.
Currently, China Southern Airlines operated more than 300 modern Boeing 777, 747, 757, 737 and Airbus A330, 321, 320, 319 and 300 jet aircraft serving more than 600 domestic and International routes with destinations to 142 cities throughout China, regionally and throughout the world, with 49.2 Million passengers carried in 2006 forming an extensive network, with Guangzhou and Beijing as its hubs, covering all of China with convenient connections to Australia, Europe and the United States.
In 2007, China Southern Airlines carried 56 Million passengers, ranked as the largest airline in China for 28 consecutive years - based on annual passenger traffic volume. The airline is now firmly positioned as one of the worlds Top 10 passenger airlines, the only carrier in mainland China so honored. As of the end of 2006, China Southern Airlines had achieved more than 3 Million safe flight hours and was honored the Three-Star Safety Award by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) the current most prestigious award in safe flight operations in the Chinese aviation industry.
China Southern Airlines places the highest priority on safety and flight reliability.