China Southern Airlines has been honored with the ‘Four-Star Flight Safety Award’ by the CAAC.“Currently the most prestigious safety award in the Chinese aviation industry,
China Southern (as of 20 May this year), safely flown four million hours, becoming
the only Chinese carrier maintaining the longest safety record,” said CAAC
Minister Yang Yuan Yuan.
As the largest carrier in The People’s Republic of China in terms of aircraft
fleet, extensive air network and annual passenger traffic, China Southern Airlines
currently operates more than 310 aircraft and more than 1,300 daily flights all over
In accordance with the CAAC regulations issued in October 2006, starting from 2006,
the CAAC will deliver the flight safety awards to the carriers based upon the amount
of the safe flight hours they kept consecutively.
For one million safe consecutive flight hours, the CAAC will honor the a Chinese
carrier with the First-Star Flight Safety Award; the Two-Star Flight Safety Award
for two million hours safely flown and the like. After receiving the Five-Star
Flight Safety Award, the carrier will be able to earn one more star in flight safety
with additional one million consecutive hours safely flown.