What is China Southern Airlines? - Explained

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1. What is China Southern Airlines?

China Southern Airlines is one of the largest airlines which is operating based in People Republic of China. China Southern Airlines flies to multiple destinations in domestic and multiple destinations globally also.

China Southern Airlines operates with 614 fleet aircraft which are majority manufactured by the Boeing and the remaining by Airbus. China Southern Airlines holds up a larger market share in the passenger and as well as cargo transportation business in China to global destinations.

China Southern Airlines operates from main hubs in Beijing and Guangzhou international airports and China Southern Airlines is also a member of Sky Pearl Club alliance program.

2. History

China Southern Airlines was founded in 1st July 1988 as a result of Chinese government's decision to decentralize the Civil Aviation Administration of China which is also known as CAAC. With the decentralization, CAAC was separated into three entities which are named as Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines which manages different parts of China and international flights.

China Southern Airlines is owns by the China Southern Air Holding and China Southern Airlines is publicly traded on Shanghai Stock Exchange, Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchange. China Southern Airlines is currently headquartered in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.