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China Southern Airlines About China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines is China’s largest airline, established in 1988 following the restructuring of China’s Civil Aviation Administration, bringing together domestic airlines. The airline has been a member of the Aviation Alliance Sky Team since 2007. The airline’s headquarters is in Guangzhou. The airline uses Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport as hubs. The airline’s logotype consists of a kapok flower (the flower of the city of Guangzhou) located on a blue tail counter.

China Southern is the largest airline in the world in terms of number of passengers carried and the largest airline in Asia in terms of fleet size, revenue, and passengers carried. China Southern operates the largest fleet and the most extensive route network and has the largest passenger capacity of all airlines based in the People’s Republic of China.

The China Southern Airlines fleet now consisted of 620 aircraft with an average age of 7.3 in June 2020, including Boeing 787, 777, 747, 757 & 737 and Airbus A380, A330, A321, A320, A319. The manufacturers are Airbus, Boeing, Comac and Embraer. It is considered to be the largest fleet in Asia and the fourth largest in the world (source: IATA; measured by fleet size). China Southern Airlines is the first fleet in the world to include both A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft. The airline provides its passengers with comfortable western standards.

China Southern Airlines was a 4-star airline for Skytrax in 2011. This award was not enough. In 2014, the Chinese airline was awarded the “Star of China” award by the US magazine Global Finanz. China Southern Airlines has been a member of the alliance SkyTeam since 2007. The frequent flyer program is called Sky Pearl Club.

China Southern Airlines Hub Airports

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN/ ZGGG)
Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX / ZBAD)

Secondary hubs
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG / ZUCK)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG / ZSPD)
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX / ZGSZ)
Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (URC / ZWWW)

China Southern Airlines Classes of Service

Passengers fly with China Southern Airlines in either economy, business or first class. Depending on the type of aircraft you are flying, different advantages can be highlighted.

Economy Class

Passengers sit in the A380 on seats with adjustable headrests and backrests, the entertainment program is broadcast on 9-inch screens. In the B787, economy guests are happy about higher air humidity and cleaner air, the windows are larger than with other aircraft types used. The cabin lighting adapts to the time of day. In the A330, passengers sit on 44 cm wide seats, the seat spacing is 81 cm. The backrests are back friendly. For example, there are specialties from the Guangdong region and western dishes for calorie-conscious customers.

Business Class

Customers of China Southern Airlines have direct access to the aisle in the A380, the seats are either 1.95 m or 2.20 m long beds with horizontally folded backrests. The seat width is 62 cm. In the B787 there are e.g. B. adjustable, integrated reading lamps and there is a newspaper stand and storage space for shoes.

First class

Passengers, eight 2.08 m x 1.52 m private suites are available in the A380 and working or entertaining is particularly pleasant on the 23-inch monitor. Personal belongings can be stored in a cupboard with a combination lock. Four first class seats and 17-inch screens were installed in the B787.

The airline is carrying 133 cities in China and the major cities where it flies; Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Nanchang, Shanghai, Tianjin and Urumqi.

Countries where the airline is flying abroad; Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Maldives, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Aeroflot China Express Airlines Korean Air
Aerolíneas Argentinas Czech Airlines Lufthansa
Air Canada  Delta Air Lines Mandarin Airlines
Air France Emirates Pakistan International Airlines
Alitalia Etihad Airways Qantas
American Airlines Finnair Qatar Airways
Asiana Airlines Iberia Saudia
British Airways Garuda Indonesia Sichuan Airlines
Cathay Pacific Japan Airlines Vietnam Airlines
China Airlines Kenya Airways WestJet
China Eastern Airlines KLM XiamenAir

Important milestones

In 2014, China Southern won the Stars of China Award from Global Finance Magazine USA and the Chinese Most Admired Company Award from Fortune China.

In 2015, China Southern was awarded the “China’s Top 100 Valuable Brand Enterprise Award & Golden Pegasus Award” by Airbus as an outstanding A330 operator, by TTG as the best airline in China and by the 15th China International Transportation & Logistics Expo.

In 2016, China Southern was named one of the “Fortune China 500” companies by FORTUNE China magazine and was ranked 13th in mainland China in the ranking of the most popular airlines by Skytrax.

By June 30, 2016, China Southern Airlines had operated safely with over 16.87 million flight hours and nearly 900 million passengers without incident. The airline’s security awareness is and remains its top priority both in China and worldwide.

China Southern Airlines Check-in

At China Southern Airlines, passengers can check in at counters, ATMs, mobile and online.

Online Check-in

Online check-in times vary between one and two days before departure, depending on the departure airport. The same applies to mobile check-in via smartphone and tablet.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

At domestic airports, the counters close 30 to 45 minutes before departure; on flights outside of China, the closing times of the counters vary between 30 and 60 minutes. In addition, travelers can check in at the machine from 2 p.m. the day before their departure.

China Southern Airlines Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

The maximum weight for a hand luggage piece is five kilograms. In the first class, two pieces of luggage may be carried, only one piece of luggage may be carried in the business, economy and premium economy class. The maximum permissible circumference is 115 centimeters. If the luggage is heavier or larger than prescribed, it is carried as checked baggage. Travelers of each class may be given an additional personal item with Bird. Liquids must be transported in containers of 100 milliliters. These must be stowed in a resealable, transparent plastic bag of a maximum of 1 liter.

Checked baggage

In domestic flights, 40 kg of luggage can be given in the first class, 30 kg in the Business Class and 20 kg in the Premium Economy and Economy Class. Toddlers may give ten kilos of luggage. On international flights, there are always three luggage items of a maximum of 32 kilograms in the Deluxe First Class and First Class, and three luggage units of 23 kilograms in Business Class. An exception is the flights from / to Central or Western Asia, Japan, America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia or Dubai, then only two pieces of luggage of 32 kilograms can be given. In the Premium Economy, two pieces of luggage of 23 kilograms can be given. Except on flights to Central and West Asia, only one piece of luggage weighing 32 kilograms can be given. In Economy Class, two pieces of luggage of 23 kilograms can be given on flights to / from Japan, America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Dubai. On flights from / to Central and West Asia, only one piece of luggage may be given to 32 kilograms and on all other routes a piece of luggage to 23 kilograms. The maximum permissible outside dimensions per piece of luggage are 158 centimeters. Toddlers are allowed to leave only ten kilos of luggage and their baggage must not exceed 115 centimeters.

Other luggage

Additional fees apply for music instruments and sports luggage.

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China Southern Airlines Seat Selection

Travelers can choose their seat during the online check-in and change it if necessary. Southern China does not make any statements about the allocation of XL seats.

China Southern Airlines Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Sky Pearl Club Frequent Flyer Program

With the Sky Pearl Club frequent flyer program , the airline allows the collection of flight miles, which can be converted into premiums and extras. First, a member receives the basic status, which allows for the collect miles. Anyone who has 40,000 miles or 20 flights in a calendar year will automatically become a Silver Member – with various advantages. This gives you an additional 15 per cent more miles on each flight. One can load ten kilograms of multi-luggage and a quick check-in switch in the business class segment.

Gold status in the Sky Pearl Club – more comfort before the flight

From 80,000 annual flights or 40 flights a member reaches the gold status. This means a free load of 20 kg of luggage and 30 percent more miles per flight. In addition, prioritized check-in and fast boarding are also available for gold customers – as is an exclusive lounge access. However, all collected miles expire after a period of three years if they are not taken. These can also be collected at partner airlines as well as at various hotel chains and car rentals.

China Southern Airlines Food & Beverage

In addition to the regular meals, the airline also offers over 20 special meals on board that take health or religious requirements into account. In addition to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, reduced-fat and lactose-free meals, there are also dishes for Muslims, Hindus, babies and children. You must order these dishes up to 24 hours before departure. An exception is kosher meals, which are only available on selected flights and must be ordered up to 48 hours before departure. The offer is rounded off in all classes with the beverage programs “In-Fight Cellar” and “In-Flight Tea Garden”. The “In-Fight Cellar” menu includes selected wines and spirits from around the world. The “In-Flight Tea Garden” service brings passengers closer to Chinese tea culture. Aromatic teas are served in the traditional way.

Economy class

Passengers receive a warm meal, which is served on porcelain and optionally with cutlery or chopsticks. The menu includes Western dishes, such as French-style fried eggs and pasta dishes. On the other hand, China Southern offers typical East Asian meals, which come primarily from the Guangdong region in southern China. These include rice dishes with meatballs, Cantonese-style soups and Asian roast goose. Various desserts and snacks are also on offer.

Business class

In addition to the dishes that are also offered in Economy Class, there are additional menus in Business Class. Whoever flies from the airline’s home port can eat Chinese beef noodles or rice noodles. All dishes are served on porcelain. China Southern also offers its passengers a personal beverage service in business and first class.

First class

The on-board catering in First Class corresponds to that in Business Class.

China Southern Airlines Inflight Entertainment

China Southern Airlines offers rich entertainment programs for passengers of different flights and different classes. Passengers can use CD player when planes enter the stable flight stage.

In-flight audio system,
In-flight video system,
and our personalized product of PMD*, magazine, and periodicals.
* for certain flights only


On the airline website, it shares a list of flights that provide internet service in the cabin. Internet service is free and you can learn the latest status from the airline website to avoid surprises.

China Southern Airlines Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with China Southern Airlines.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

China Southern Airlines Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about China Southern Airlines lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

China Southern Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign

Owner: China Southern Air Holding
Frequent Flyer Program: Sky Pearl Club
Company slogan: Fly your dreams

Number of Aircraft: 620
Destinations:  216
Average Age of Aircraft: 7.3
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, McDonnell Douglas
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A320neo, Airbus A321, Airbus A321neo, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A350-900, Airbus A380, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Embraer 190, McDonnell Douglas MD-90

Head Office: 2 / F, 181 Huanshi West Road, Guangzhou, China
Phone Number: +86 40 0869 5539
Fax Number: +86 20 8665 8984
E-mail: [email protected]

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