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China Southern Airlines Returns with New Aircraft for Zhuhai

China Southern Airlines is pleased to announce that it has taken delivery of its 20th - and final - new 737-700 series aircraft for its expanding operations in Zhuhai in Southern China.


“Title transfer of the aircraft was made on 23 December and we ‘island hopped’ this brand new aircraft across the Pacific (California to Hawaii to Saipan) to arrive here Christmas morning,” said Mr. Shen Tai Ran, General Manager of China Southern Airlines’ Maintenance & Engineering Department.Ê Mr. Shen served as the team leader for China Southern Airlines on the delivery of this new aircraft which will be used here at China Southern’s Zhuhai Airlines.

The delivery of China Southern’s newest passenger aircraft is the last of 20 new Boeing 737-800 and 700 series of “Next Generation” aircraft in deal that was inked on October 3, 2001.Ê

China Southern Airlines currently has no other current orders for new Boeing aircraft.


The 20 new Boeing 737 aircraft have replaced the same number of existing 737 series aircraft currently operated by China Southern Airlines and will significantly lower the average age of the airline’s fleet - already one of the youngest civil aviation fleets in China.

The city of Zhuhai in The People’s Republic of China where this new aircraft will be based is a clean, modern city adjacent to Macao and just across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong.

Zhuhai offers everything that is good in China.ÊYou will find Zhuhai residents very friendly in this sun-drenched, clean, well-planned and beautiful city, as well as a plethora of restaurants serving exceptional cuisine at very inexpensive prices.Ê And there is something to please everyone in terms of entertainment and activities, including a variety of modern discos and bars, great shopping venues, an amusement park and a water park. Culture and history abound in this city and there are plenty of sightseeing options in Zhuhai and within close proximity. In Zhuhai you can visit a local Chinese tea factory and get acquainted with the hometown of Sun Yat Sen.