China Southern Air Holding Company (CSAH) was established on October 11, 2002. As one of the three major air transportation groups managed by central government, it specializes in air transportation and cargo logistics, and has also engaged in aero engines maintenance, import & export trading, financing, media & advertising, real estate, etc. Publicly listed on Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges, China Southern (stock code: 600029) now has 15 branches, 4 bases, 24 domestic offices and 65 international offices. Now CSAH has more than100, 000 employees and manages assets in excess of RMB 200 billion Yuan.
The strategic objective of China Southern Air Holding Company is to be a world-class aviation industry group with international competitiveness. With the mission of “China Southern in the Sunshine”, core values of “Customer First, Respecting Staff, Advantage, Continuous Innovation and Favorable Return” and the vibrant vision of “becoming the first choice of travelers and favored by staff and employees”, CSAH continually strives for being the very best in China and across Asia.
China Southern has a huge aircraft fleet. It is the greatest airlines in Asia in terms of flee size and passenger traffic. Currently, it operates 700 aircraft and helicopters, including the Airbus A380 (the biggest aircraft in the world) and the Boeing B787. In terms of fleet size, China Southern is the largest in Asia and the fourth of all the airlines in the world. In 2015, it has carried more than 110 million passengers, ranking the first in Asia and the fourth in the world, as well as being the top of all Chinese Airlines for 37 consecutive years.
China Southern Airlines has a outstanding safety record. By December 31, 2015, it has achieved 15.26 million hours of safe flights, or 259 consecutive months of aviation safety. It has accumulatively carried more than 900 million passengers without incident, taking a leading position both in China and abroad in terms of safety record and safety management. In September 2012, China Southern won the “Diamond Flight Safety Award”, the top award for flight safety in Chinese civil aviation industry, for it has the highest safety star-level in China.
China Southern has a comprehensive route network. With Guangzhou, Beijing, Urumqi and Chongqing as core hubs, it has formed a highly-developed route network with close links to Europe, America, Australia and Africa. Every day, it has over 2,000 flights across 195 destinations of 40 nations and regions, and provides over 300,000 seats. With close partnership with other SkyTeam partner airlines, China Southern has broadened its air network to now connect to 1,062 destinations of 177 nations and regions across the world. It is committed to building the international aviation hub of “Canton Route”, and Guangzhou (Canton) has become the greatest gateway from China to Oceania and Southeast Asia.
China Southern boasts extraordinary support capability. It has the greatest comprehensive support capability in China and the independent pilot training competency. It has built the Flight College together with Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Zhuhai Flight Training Center which is largest in Asia in partnership with CAE, Inc., the world renowned flight simulator manufacturer. It also has a vibrant aircraft maintenance capability, and the Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Co. Ltd.（GAMECO）, a subsidy of China Southern Airlines, has one of the largest aircraft maintenance hangars in Asia. In partnership with MTU Aero Engines, China Southern operates a massive aero engine maintenance base - the largest in China in terms of facility and overhaul capabilities. With a complete support system, it independently developed the Flight Operation Control System and Aero Engine Performance Monitoring System, which are both the most advanced IT systems in Chinese aviation industry and have earned the National Second Prize for Progress in Science & Technology. Currently, China Southern has a freight depot with an annual cargo throughput of 800,000 tons, and a specialized aviation catering center that can create and deliver more than 30 million aviation meals per year.
China Southern provides excellent services. With a highly praised service brand, it is committed to pursue the standardization and humanization of air and ground services with China Southern’s characteristics, and also dedicated to meeting and exceeding customers' expectations by sincere service and humanistic care. By the end of 2015, China Southern Airlines’ frequent flyer program - The Sky Pearl Club - had more than 25 million members, and has maintained growth owing to the greatest chances to accumulate air miles and the fastest growth in value. In 2011, China Southern was named a “SKYTRAX Four-Star Airline”.
For a long time, China Southern has always fulfilled its social responsibilities and successively gained lots of prizes and honors. In January 2004, it was honored with “5-Star Diamond Award’ by the American Academy of Hospitality Science. In 2012 and 2013, China Southern was consecutively honored with “the Most Appreciated Chinese Companies” by Fortune Magazine (the Chinese Version), as well as “the 30th Best Chinese Employers of the Year” and “The Outstanding Contributor to Society in Social Responsibility”. In 2014, it has been honored with “Star of China-the Best Airlines” by Global Finance of America, and “the Most Appreciated Chinese Company in Transportation and Logistics Industry” by Fortune Magazine (Chinese Version). In 2015, China Southern won honors such as “the Global Outstanding Airlines for Operating the Airbus 330” from Airbus, “the Best Airlines of China’ from TTG, the top award of Chinese Logistics industry-“Golden Pegasus Award’，and “the Most Valued Chinese Brands in Logistics Industry”.
China Southern Air Holding Company is headquartered in Guangzhou and is located at No. 27, Hangyunnanjie, Airport Road, Guangzhou.