China Southern Airlines Earns Global Endorsement

China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) (HKSE: 1055), the largest airline in The People`s Republic of China for the past 23 years, is pleased to announce that the China Civil Aviation Quality Certification Center and Germany-based TUV Rheinland Ltd., the largest and most authoritative certification institute in Europe, has issued a ringing endorsement of China Southern Airlines` Passenger Service, Cargo and Ground Services Divisions.

After nearly a year of preparation, China Southern Airlines` Commercial Transportation Division created a comprehensive set of management systems ...completed all staff training and created its own internal auditing team… all while strictly implementing all requirements of the ISO9001 international quality management system.

“The certification presented by TUV Rheinland marks yet another step in the growing transformation of the airlines of China which continue to follow pre-set international practices in technology management,” said Mr. Wang Changshun, President, China Southern Airlines.

With a critical examination and on-site auditing - spanning four full days - China Southern Airlines` commercial transportation sector successfully passed the auditing of the China Civil Aviation Quality Certification Center and TÜV Rheinland Ltd.

With 7,500 employees around the world TUV Rheinland/Berlin-Brandenburg,
, generates annual revenues of nearly 1.3 Billion DM.  With more than 80 subsidiaries TUV is present in 40 countries and is the number-one technical supervision society outside of Germany.