China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd is headquartered in the Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province; a port city considered the birthplace of the delicious dim sum. Today, Guangzhou is becoming the first airline gateway between China, South Asia, and Australasia.

Established in 1988, China Southern Airlines is ranked first in Asia and the fifth in the world in terms of fleet size by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The airline, a proud member of SkyTeam, is the first airline in the world to operate both A380 and 787 aircraft.

With more than 600-passengers and cargo transport aircraft, China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet, on an international route network, with the largest passenger capacity of any airline in China (record holder for over 37 years and counting).

China Southern Airline operates 2000 daily flights to 195 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world, from all of China, and across Asia to the beautiful Europe, magical America, and the picturesque Oceania and Africa.

China Southern Airline transported 110 million passengers in 2015, ranking as the number one carrier in Asia and the third in the world (Data source: IATA).

The airline has an impressive record of flying over 15.29 million hours and transporting close to 900 million passengers without any incident.

On 28 September 2012, China Southern Airlines received the Diamond Flight Safety Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), becoming the leading Chinese carrier to maintain the highest safety records in China.

In addition, the airline has been awarded or recognised with the following:
  • The "Five Star Diamond Award" by The American Academy of the Hospitality Sciences (2004)
  • The Four-Star status from SKYTRAX, the world's most prestigious airline performance evaluation organization (2011)
  • The top 50 Most Admired Chinese Company by "FORTUNE China Magazine" in 2012 and 2013   
  • The Stars of China Award 2014 by Global Finance Magazine, USA
  • The Chinese Most Admire Company Award by Fortune China
  • The Excellent A330 Operator by Airbus (2015)
  • The "Best Airline in China" by TTG
  • China's Top 100 Valuable Brand Enterprise Award and Golden Pegasus Award by the 15th China International Transportation and Logistics Expo.
The airline offers the following cabin classes:
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy (3-5 in more legroom, a 9 in personal TV screen)
  • Business (roomy atmosphere, no middle seats, flat beds; 15 in digital widescreen; five-star dining experience)
  • First Class (the ultimate experience in comfort, privacy and service)

Australian travellers can fly China Southern Airline direct to Guangzhou from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.