Qatar Airways chairman, Ali Shareef Al Emadi, said: “Qatar Airways regards our shareholding in China Southern Airlines as an important part of our strategic investment in the largest airline in one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets.”
American Airlines and China Southern Airlines are taking steps to strengthen their partnership with a significant expansion of codeshare cooperation and the launch of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access.
China Southern Airlines has decided not to renew its contract with SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. The move will take effect on January 1st.
British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more Chinese cities thanks to a new codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines.
Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline, have announced a new codeshare partnership. This increases the number of codeshare agreements operated by the Abu Dhabi-based airline to 53.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has entered into a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines – Asia’s largest airline with a fleet of 700 aircraft.
China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft. China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, the A330 Family and five A380s.
American Airlines today has committed to make a US$200 million equity investment in China Southern Airlines. The US carrier said it hoped to create a strong foundation for a long-term relationship between two of the world’s biggest airlines.
Travelport has signed a new agreement with China Southern Airlines which will see the largest carrier in China utilise Travelport Digital Media Solutions for the fourth consecutive year, further building on the long-standing partnership between the two companies. China Southern Airlines already distributes its content via Travelport’s innovative travel commerce platform as well as leverages Travelport’s leading merchandising solution, Rich Content & Branding, to enhance how their product offering is effectively displayed to travel agents.
Boeing and China Southern Airlines today finalised an order of 12 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.2 billion at current list prices. The new order strengthens China Southern’s expanding long-haul fleet. “The 787 Dreamliners have helped us to achieve initial success in implementing our internationalisation strategy in the past few years and enabled us to make our operation and services more appealing to passengers,” said Tan Wangeng, chief executive, China Southern Airlines.