China Southern Airlines


  • Founded in 1988
  • Airport Location: China
  • Owner: China Southern Air Holding Company
  • Number of targets: 208
  • Objectives: Domestic and International
  • Member of an alliance: SkyTeam
  • Frequent Flyer Program : Sky Pearl Club
  • Aircraft Types: Airbus A319-100 / A320-200 / A320neo / A321-200 / A330-200 / A330-300 / A380-800, Boeing 737-700 / 737-800 / 757-200 / 777-200 / 777-300ER / 787-8, Embraer 190
  • Average age aircraft:-
  • Number of aircraft: 522
  • Aircraft manufacturer with which the airline China Southern Airlines co-operates: Airbus, Boeing , Embraer


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.

AeroflotDelta Air LinesQantas
Air FranceEtihad AirwaysSaudia
AlitaliaGaruda IndonesiaSichuan Airlines
American AirlinesJapan AirlinesThai Airways
Asiana AirlinesKenya AirwaysVietnam Airlines
China AirlinesKLMVirgin America
China Eastern AirlinesKorean AirWestJet
China Express AirlinesMandarin AirlinesXiamenAir
Czech AirlinesPakistan 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.


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.


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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