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China Southern Airlines Company Limited, also known as China Southern, is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province and is the largest airline in China. Established on 1 July 1988 following the restructuring of the CAAC Airlines that acquired and merged a number of domestic airlines, the airline became one of China's "Big Three" airlines (alongside Air China and China Eastern Airlines), the world's sixth-largest airline measured by passengers carried and Asia's largest airline in fleet size, revenue, and passengers carried. With its main hubs at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport, the airline operates more than 2,000 flights to more than 200 destinations daily and was a member of SkyTeam until 1 January 2019. The airline started a frequent flyer program partnership with American Airlines in March 2019. The logo of the airline consists of a kapok flower (which is also the city flower of Guangzhou) on a blue tail fin. The company slogan is Fly towards your dreams (Chinese: 飞向您的梦想).
|Founded||1 July 1988; 35 years ago (1988-07-01)|
|Frequent-flyer program||Sky Pearl Club|
|Fleet size||900 (including cargo)|
|Parent company||China Southern Air Holding|
|Key people||Tan Wangeng (Vice Chairman/President)|
|Revenue||CN¥127.806 billion (2017)|
|Operating income||CN¥8.798 billion (2017)|
|Net income||CN¥9.156 billion (2017)|
|Total assets||CN¥149.14 billion (2017)|
|Total equity||CN¥62.543 billion (2017)|
|Website||Official website (in English) |
Official website (in Chinese)
|China Southern Airlines|
|China Southern Airlines Company Limited|
|Literal meaning||China Southern Airlines, Company Limited by Shares|
|Second alternative Chinese name|
|Literal meaning||Southern Airlines|
|Third alternative Chinese name|
The parent company of China Southern Airlines Company Limited is China Southern Air Holding Company, a state-owned enterprise that is supervised by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.