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.
With more than 500 aircraft fleets, the airline provides its passengers with comfortable western standards.
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||Delta Air Lines||Qantas|
|Air France||Etihad Airways||Saudia|
|Alitalia||Garuda Indonesia||Sichuan Airlines|
|American Airlines||Japan Airlines||Thai Airways|
|Asiana Airlines||Kenya Airways||Vietnam Airlines|
|China Airlines||KLM||Virgin America|
|China Eastern Airlines||Korean Air||WestJet|
|China Express Airlines||Mandarin Airlines||XiamenAir|
|Czech Airlines||Pakistan International Airlines|
China Southern Airlines offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 24 hours before the flight and continues until 60 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the China Southern Airlines website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
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.
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.
Additional fees apply for music instruments and sports luggage.
To make a comfortable trip with China Southern Airlines, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
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.
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.
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, China Southern Airlines offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
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.
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.