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China Southern Air Holding Company Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as China Southern Group or CSAH) is a large centrally-administered air transportation group, with the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council performing its responsibilities as an investor. Headquartered in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China Southern Group has the largest number of aircraft, the best-developed route network, and the largest annual passenger traffic volume in China.


Mainly engaged in air passenger and cargo transportation, China Southern Group is the direct or indirect majority shareholder of 10 airlines, including China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, China Southern Airlines Henan Airlines, Guizhou Airlines, Zhuhai Airlines, Shantou Airlines, Hebei Airlines, Jiangxi Airlines, and China Southern Airlines Cargo Company Limited, as well as China Southern Airlines General Aviation Company Limited, while taking stakes in Sichuan Airlines. On the basis of strengthening and optimizing its main business in air passenger and cargo transportation, China Southern Group has been diversifying into upstream and downstream sectors of the industry, including aviation logistics, aviation maintenance, general aviation, aviation training, and in-flight catering. By December 2023, the group had 943 passenger and cargo aircraft and helicopters.


As China has entered a new stage of development, China Southern Group plans and promotes high-quality development with the aim to build itself into a world-class airline with global competitiveness. It pursues safe, high-quality, innovative, cooperative, and shared development, and implements hub network designing, ecosystem building, innovation-driven, lean cost control, and brand operation strategies.


China Southern Group is committed to serving regional economic and social development with high-quality growth, meeting people's growing needs for better travel experiences, and strongly supporting the implementation of major national strategies. The company supports the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and the construction of Xiong'an New Area by building Beijing into an international aviation hub. It keeps strengthening and expanding the Guangzhou aviation hub, and contributes to the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the building of Shenzhen into a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics. It serves the Belt and Road initiative as the largest Chinese air carrier along the Belt and Road.


Focusing on enhancing core functions and core competitiveness, China Southern Group gives full play to the its role in scientific and technological innovation, industrial control, and safety support, and promotes state-owned capital and state-owned enterprises to grow stronger, better, and bigger. It endeavors to deepen the reform of scientific and technological innovation mechanisms, bolster high-level self-reliance and self-improvement in science and technology, push forward major scientific and technological innovation research related to aviation, and promote the effective integration of industry, education, research, and application and the efficient transformation of scientific and technological achievements. China Southern Group firmly shoulders the responsibility of stabilizing economy and growth. In 2023, its total turnover, passenger traffic volume, and cargo volume reached 29.79 billion ton-kilometers, 140 million, and 1.585 million tons, respectively. China Southern Group promotes the reform of safety management quality, efficiency, and impetus, and constructs seven safety systems covering safety responsibility, risk control, process control, regulations and manuals, training, safety culture, and scientific and technological innovation, so as to ensure the absolute safety of aviation operation and people's lives. Until December 2023, it had ensured flight safety for 290 consecutive months and in-flight security for 355 months.


China Southern Group is dedicated to building the “Sunshine China Southern” corporate culture for the new era, with “Enabling More People to Enjoy Better Flights” as its mission, “Building a World-class Enterprise” as its vision and “Safety First, Customer-Orientation” as core values. The company has been conscientiously fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities as a central SOE. It has successfully completed a number of major transportation support tasks, and takes an active part in facilitating the realization of carbon dioxide peaking and carbon neutrality goals through green and low-carbon transformation, so as to give back to the country and society.


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