China Southern Expands Middle East Service

China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) (HKSE:1055), the largest airline in The People`s Republic of China, has launched new Boeing 757 service between Beijing and Dubai International Airport.
The new China Southern service departs Beijing every Monday at 5:45 p.m.—arrives in Urumqi at 9:35 p.m. and continues onto Dubai and arrives at 12:30 a.m. (+1).
The return flight departs each Tuesday from Dubai at 1:40 a.m. and arrives in Urumqi at 10:20 a.m. and continues onto Beijing—arriving at 3:05 p.m., all times local.
China Southern Airlines` new Dubai service compliments its already twice weekly—Tuesday and Sunday service—between Beijing and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai International Airport is considered the Middle East`s premier and busiest airport. In 2002, a total of 16 million passengers passed through the airport registering a remarkable 18% growth over 2001. The ACI traffic statistics have ranked Dubai International Airport as one of the fastest growing airports in the world. Airports Council International (ACI) released a report which saw Dubai International Airport emerge as the second fastest growing airport in the world in 2002.
Last year, 16 million passengers passed through Dubai and this is expected to reach 18 million in 2003. Dubai is expected to have 70 million passengers by 2016 ... and 100 million by 2025.
The largest airline in The People`s Republic of China for the past 23 years, China Southern Airlines ( connects more than 80 cities around the globe. Major business and vacation destinations served in China include: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan, as well as international service, including: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
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