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China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd.





China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd., with world headquarters based in Guangzhou, has its company logo seen around the globe with a brilliant red kapok delicately adoring a blue vertical tail fin. As the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, China Southern Airlines is pleased to operate eight holding public air transportation subsidiaries including Xiamen Air, Henan Airlines, Guizhou Airlines and Zhuhai Airlines; 16 branches including Xinjiang, Northern and Beijing Branches; 23 domestic sales offices in nearly every major Chinese city including Hangzhou and Qingdao as well as 56 international sales offices located in major metropolitan destinations such as Singapore, New York City and Paris.
During Year 2019, China Southern safely transported more than 152 million passengers, leading all Chinese carriers for 41 consecutive years. The airline is ranked 1st in Asia and 6th globally in terms of annual passenger traffic and 8th globally in terms of cargo and mail volume (Source: IATA).
As of December 2019, China Southern had a fleet of more than 860 passenger and cargo aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, B777 and B737, as well as the Airbus A380 superjumbo, A330 and A320. It was one of the first airlines in the world to operate the A380 superjumbo.
Currently, China Southern operates an extensive route network of more than 1,000 routes with 3,000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions around the world, offering more than 500,000 seats.
Through close cooperation with its global airline partners including American Airlines and Qatar Airways, China Southern continues to extend its route network to more destinations around the world.
In recent years, China Southern has been fully dedicated to building its comprehensive Guangzhou-Beijing “dual hubs” by launching new routes and optimizing its route network.
At the airline’s home base located at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China Southern has been making remarkable progress over the past decade in developing its “Canton Route” family of travel products to serve the many nations located along the “Belt and Road” as well as the sprawling Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
At the close of Year 2019, China Southern served 132 destinations from Guangzhou, Baiyun International Airport, including 51 international and regional destinations.
Guangzhou has become the No. 1 gateway hub from China’s mainland to Australasia and Southeast Asia, forming a “4-hour air traffic circle” with major cities in China and Southeast Asia, and a “12-hour air traffic circle” with major international destinations.

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KPMG Huazhen LLP

IPO (July 31, 1997)


Guanzhou, China



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