Articles Tagged ‘China Southern Airlines’

China Southern launches new route to Koh Samui from Guanzhou

China Southern launches new route to Koh Samui from Guanzhou

China Southern now flies to Koh Samui in Thailand from its Guangzhou hub.

Chinese airlines report 9.2% domestic growth in 2011

Chinese airlines report 9.2% domestic growth in 2011

China’s air traffic growth may have dipped below 10% but that’s still impressive given the size of the market which has now reached 270 million annual passengers. What happened to average load factors last year? And despite issues regarding the EU’s ETS which airlines are starting new non-stop services between Europe and China this year?

China Southern launches new route to Tokyo from Harbin

China Southern launches new route to Tokyo from Harbin

China Southern Airlines now flies to Tokyo Narita Airport from Harbin near the Chinese border to Russia.


China Southern Airlines launches first route to Turkey

China Southern Airlines launches first route to Turkey

China Southern Airlines now flies to Istanbul Atatürk Airport from Beijing via Ürümqi.

SkyTeam formally accepts Xiamen Airlines as future member; 787s hold key to long-haul expansion plans

SkyTeam formally accepts Xiamen Airlines as future member; 787s hold key to long-haul expansion plans

Another Chinese carrier is set to join the SkyTeam alliance in 2012, but at which airports is the airline strong. How have passenger numbers developed in recent years and how many of the routes it operates (and airports that it serves) are outside of mainland China? And how big does the carrier hope to be […]

New Zealand celebrates Rugby World Cup success; tourism boosted by seven week event

New Zealand celebrates Rugby World Cup success; tourism boosted by seven week event

Eight months after the tragic earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand is celebrating the Rugby World Cup victory on home soil by the All Blacks. But which countries have been most responsible for boosting inbound tourism? How have the country’s three main airports developed in recent years and which ‘new’ airport welcomed its first Air New […]


China Southern on track for 80 million passengers in 2011; becomes seventh airline (and first from China) to fly A380

China Southern on track for 80 million passengers in 2011; becomes seventh airline (and first from China) to fly A380

Passenger numbers have quadrupled in just eight years, but what’s happened to China Southern Airlines’ load factor during that period? How big is its international network and which are the leading international airports? At which point in the last five years did demand drop briefly? And which new international services has the airline launched this […]

New airline routes launched (14 - 20 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 June 2011)

A very busy week with 75 new routes starting in all corners of the world. But which Chinese airline launched its second trans-Pacific route? Which North American airline launched six transatlantic services? And which two airlines relaunched landmark services between Dubrovnik and Belgrade?

New airline routes launched (7 - 13 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (7 – 13 June 2011)

53 new routes saw the light of day in the last week. But which low-cost airline took on three network carriers? And which airline returned to Baghdad after 21 years of absence? We have lots of pictures to go with the analysis and of course the downloadable spreadsheet detailing all the routes.