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China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines
AirlineChina Southern Airlines
Zhōngguó Nánfāng Hángkōng Gōngsī
Airline hub
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programSky Pearl Club
Member loungeSky Pearl Lounge
Fleet size422
Parent companyChina Southern Airlines Co., Ltd.
HeadquartersGuangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
Key people
* Si Xianmin (Chairman) * Tan Wangeng (President)

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China Southern Airlines ( ) (SSE - 600029, Hkex - 1055, ) is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. It is the world's fifth-largest airline measured by passengers carried, and Asia's largest airline in terms of both fleet size and passengers carried. It is also the fourth-largest airline in the world in domestic passenger traffic and the sixth-largest in scheduled domestic passenger-kilometres flown . From its main hubs at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport, the airline flies to 121 destinations using a fleet of 422 aircraft.

China Southern Airlines was established on July 1, 1988 following the restructuring of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Since then, the airline acquired and merged with a number of domestic airlines, becoming one of China's "Big Three" airlines (alongside Air China and China Eastern Airlines). China Southern Airlines is a member of SkyTeam. The airlines's logo is a red kapok on a blue vertical tail fin.

In 2010, China Southern Airlines carried 76.5 million domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 79.2%. The airline reported a net profit of CNY5.8 billion ($883 million) in 2010.

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