China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. – the newest member of Sky team - is a main air transportation business of China Southern Air Holding Company. With flight operations based at Guangzhou’s brand-new, award-winning Baiyun International Airport, China Southern Airlines’ company logo can be seen around the globe with 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. Five holding subsidiaries are located in Chongqing, Guizhou, Shantou, Xiamen and Zhuhai with 2 bases in Shanghai & Xian and 18 domestic sales and ticket offices situated throughout China, including Chendu, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Taibei, etc.
As China’s largest airline, China Southern Airlines has 54 international offices located in major metropolitan markets around the world, including: Amsterdam, Dubai, Lagos, Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, Seoul, Sharjah, Sydney ,Tokyo, New York, London, Vancouver, Dibai and Brisbane, etc.
China Southern Airlines enjoys a strong aircraft maintenance capability through its joint-venture company GAMECO - Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Co., Ltd.
Highly Qualified Staff
The airline owns and operates its own independent pilot training centers for pilots and flight attendants. China Southern Airlines, with more than 3,300 comprehensively trained and experienced pilots, is the only Chinese carrier that has the independent capability of “building its pilots from the ground up” as it trains young aviators at its Western Australia Flying College in Perth … then moves these graduates to advanced cadet training at its Zhuhai Flight Training Center, a joint venture with Montreal-based CAE Inc.
Currently, China Southern Airlines operated 342 modern Boeing 777, 747, 757, 737 and Airbus A330, 321, 320, 319 and 300 jet aircraft serving destinations to 841 cities in 162 countries … forming an extensive network, with Guangzhou and Beijing as its hubs, covering all of China and radiating throughout Asia with convenient connections to all main cities in the world via close cooperation with all the Sky Team member airlines.
In 2007, China Southern Airlines carried nearly 57 Million passengers, being ranked world #4 and Asia #1 and the only one Asian airline listed top 5 from China, ranked as the largest airline in China for 29 consecutive years and is the only carrier in mainland China entering into the world’s Top 10 passenger airlines - based on annual passenger traffic volume. Additionally, China Southern Airlines has earned two second prizes in the National Science & Technology Progress Award, one for its System Operations Control Center and the other for its Engine Performance Monitoring System.
Honors and Awards
In 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007 China Southern Airlines was honored the “Golden Roc Cup” - the most prestigious safe flight operation award in the Chinese aviation industry.
In 2002, China Southern Airlines was named one of the Top 10 emerging Chinese third party logistics enterprises by The China Shipping Gazette.
In 2003, China Southern Airlines was ranked 9th among the top 500 Chinese informationisation enterprises and was honored the “Best Informationisation Efficiency Award”.
In 2004, China Southern Airlines’ System Operations Control System was honored with second prize in the “National Science & Technology Progress Award”.
In April 2005, China Southern Airlines was named the “Best Air Cargo in China” during the 1st Annual Cargonews China Awards.
On 31 December 2006, China Southern Airlines Xinjiang Company (the former Xinjiang Airlines) successfully completed 52 consecutive years of safe flight operations, setting a new record for safe flight operations in China’s aviation industry.
On 8 September 2007, China Southern Airlines received the Outstanding Contribution to Society Award at the forum on Social Responsibility and Harmonious Society 2007, organized by Xinhua News Agency.
In January 2008, China Southern Airlines was named the CCTV China Annual Best Employer 2007.
On 16 July 2008, China Southern Airlines was presented the Five-Star Flight Safety Award by the CAAC – the current most prestigious award for safe flight operations in the Chinese aviation industry, becoming the only Chinese carrier maintaining the longest safety record and occupying a leading position in the international aviation industry.