China Southern Airlines
“Market Cap $3.75 B As of May 2014
At a Glance
- Industry: Airline
- Founded: 1995
- Country: China
- CEO: Wan Geng Tan
- Website: www.cs-air.com
- Employees: 80,175
- Sales: $15.93 B
- Headquarters: Guangzhou
#1093 Global 2000
- #596 in Sales
- #1716 in Profit
- #818 in Assets
China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. engages in the domestic and international airline services. It operates through single segment: Airline Business, which provides air cargo and mail services. The company provides services, including airport, in-flight, flight information, online booking, boarding, kiosk, baggage and cargo. The company was founded on March 25, 1995 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.“
“Introduction of China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd., a proud member of SkyTeam, is directly affiliated with China Southern Air Holding Company, specializing in air transportation services. With headquarters based in Guangzhou, China Southern Airlines’ company logo can be seen around the globe with a brilliant red kapok delicately adoring a blue vertical tail fin.
China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet, most developed route network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in The People’s Republic of China.
Currently, China Southern Airlines operates more than 500 passenger and cargo transport aircraft, including Boeing 787，777, 757& 737 and Airbus A380, 330, 321, 320, 319. The airline fleet is ranked the first in Asia and the fifth among the 240 Airlines in IATA (in terms of fleet size) .China Southern Airlines is the first airline in the world to operate both A380 and 787.
China Southern Airlines has more than 1,930 daily flights to 190 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world. Through close cooperation with its SkyTeam member airlines, China Southern Airlines’ global route network spans 1024 destinations to 187 countries and regions and nearly every major world metropolis .
China Southern transported more than 90 million passengers in 2013, ranking the carrier first in Asia and the 3th among the 240 Airlines in IATA , topping all Chinese airlines for 35 years.
In June 6, 2013, China Southern Airlines opened the Guangzhou-Moscow route, adding to the existing routes from Guangzhou to Paris, Amsterdam and London . China Southern also operate routes from Guangzhou to Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Brisbane, Perth etc. in Oceania, which form two beautiful fans. The China Southern Airlines’ European fan route network and Oceania network joins at Guangzhou Hub, cooperating with each other to create “Canton Route”.
By December, 2013, China Southern Airlines have kept a safe record of 11 million flying hours and carried close to 700 million passengers without incident. The airline’s safety commitment has – and continues to be – unwavering both throughout China and globally. On September 28, 2012, China Southern Airlines was honored with the Diamond Flight Safety Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), becoming the leading Chinese carrier to maintain the highest safety records in China.
China Southern Airlines has been honored as the “Best Airline in China” by several international media organizations and was honored with the “Five Star Diamond Award” by The American Academy of the Hospitality Sciences in January 2004. In 2011, China Southern Airlines earned its Four-Star status from SKYTRAX, the world’s most prestigious airline performance evaluation organization. That same year, China Southern Airlines also won the “SKYTRAX 2011 World Most Improved Airline”.
China Southern was recognized as the Top 50 Most Admired Chinese Company by “FORTUNE China Magazine” in 2012 and 2013.”
*Information from Forbes.com and Cs-air.com
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