China Southern Airlines Vice President Marketing Helen Liu unveils the carrier’s new destinations for Spring 2017 and tells why China Southern is the favourite airline in China.
We currently operate 2,000 daily flights to 208 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world. Thanks to our cooperation with SkyTeam, our network spans 1,062 destinations in 177 countries and regions. At the end of last year, we launched new services to Adelaide and Toronto and are now ready for our new Guangzhou-Vancouver-Mexico City service on April 10. It will be the longest international service of China Southern Airlines so far, operated three times weekly by a Boeing Dreamliner B787. It will become our first destination in Latin America. We also launch Beijing-Hanoi and Shenzhen- Phnom Penh flights.
What makes your airline “different”?
We are the largest airline in China PRC with over 700 aircraft and a passenger volume of 115 million last year. We also have the biggest network of any airline in China. Our extensive network serves our four hubs in Guangzhou, Beijing, Urumqi and Chongqing, covering all of China but also Asia, Europe, America, Oceania & Africa. We build up the “Canton Route”, making Guangzhou an international air hub, especially between China, Australasia and South Asia. Skytrax, the world’s most prestigious airline performance evaluation organisation, attributed the four-star status to China Southern Airlines. Our airline is 13th among “The Most Loved Airlines” by Skytrax, ranking first among all Chinese airlines.
How will the rollout of your new A320neo aircraft be taking place?
China Southern Airlines received its first A320neo last December and will take delivery of 73 more A320neos over the next four years. In all, China Southern Airlines operates more than 700 passenger and cargo aircraft with a fleet of Boeing B787, B777, B757 & B737 and Airbus A380, A330, A321, A320 and A319s.