China Southern Air Holding Company was established on October 11, 2002. It is headquartered in Guangzhou (also known as Canton), China.
As one of the three major air transportation groups managed by China's central government, China Southern specializes in air transportation and cargo logistics, and has also engaged in MRO, import & export trading, financing, media & advertising, real estate, etc..
Publicly listed on Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges, China Southern (stock code: 600029) has 4 bases, 15 branches, 24 domestic offices and 65 overseas offices. It has more than 100,000 employees and manages assets of nearly USD3.1 billion dollars.
As a SKYTRAX 4-Star Airline, China Southern's strategic objective is to become a world-class airline group with international competitiveness. With the ambitious vision of "becoming the first choice of travelers and favored by staff", the carrier continually strives for excellence.
In 2018, with 140 million passengers carried, the airline has maintained the highest annual passenger volume among all Chinese Airlines for the 40th consecutive year. Its frequent flyer program, the Sky Pearl Club, has more than 60 million numbers.
China Southern holds a leading position both at home and abroad in terms of safety record and safety management. In 2012, it won the "Flight Safety Diamond Award", the top flight safety award in Chinese civil aviation industry, for achieving the highest safety star-level in China.
China Southern operates more than 3000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world. With continued efforts to establish itself as a network-oriented world-class airline with Chinese characteristics, it has formed an extensive network across China that links Europe and Australasia, and radiates throughout North America, the Middle East, and Africa from Asia.
For years China Southern has been committed to building up the Canton Route to turn Guangzhou into an international hub. Now Guangzhou has become the No.1 gateway from China mainland to Australasia and Southeast Asia.
The carrier boasts the most comprehensive support capabilities in China, including independent pilot training. It has built a flying college together with Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, as well as Asia's largest flight training center, Zhuhai Flight Training Center, in partnership with CAE, the world-renowned flight simulator manufacturer.
It is also strong in MRO including its joint-ventures, Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Company Limited (GAMECO) and MTU Aero Engines.
China Southern has consistently fulfilled its social responsibilities and won a variety of prizes and honors:
In 2004, the "5-Star Diamond Award" by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
In 2012 and 2013, the "Most Appreciated Chinese Companies" by Fortune China, "30 Best Chinese Employers of the Year" and "Top 100 Contributors to Society in Social Responsibility".
In 2014, the "Stars of China Award-the Best Airlines" from US-based Global Finance, and the "Most Appreciated Chinese Company in Transportation and Logistics Industry" from Fortune China.
In 2015, "Excellent A330 Operator" from Airbus, "Best Airlines of China" from TTG, the "Golden Pegasus Award", and "The Most Valued Chinese Brands in Logistics Industry".
China Southern has taken initiative in launching the " Fly Green" services in China and started low-carbon flights. As of 31 March 2021, over 2 million meals had been saved thanks to the meals-on-demand of its Fly Green services, equivalent to 945 tons of food.