Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines starting from January. The deal is the first step in the strengthening of cooperation between both airlines, since Qatar Airways acquired five per cent of China Southern Airlines in December.
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.