China’s ‘Big Three’ See Losses Widen In 2021, Now Fuel Costs Rocket

By Chen Chuanren Mar 31, 2022
Rising fuel costs and closed borders are keeping China’s national carriers—Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines—under pressure and, despite increases in passenger revenue, all three saw their losses widen in 2021.
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern Sends Two A380s To Boneyard

By Chen Chuanren Feb 24, 2022
China Southern Airlines has sent its first pair of Airbus A380s to Victorville Airport in southern California, marking the beginning of the end for China’s only superjumbo fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

China Southern Looks To Strengthen Cargo Capabilities, Domestic Network

By Chen Chuanren Mar 31, 2021
Despite recording a pandemic-driven CNY10.8 billion ($1.65 billion) net loss for 2020, China Southern Airlines is optimistic on the prospects for the aviation market in the longer term. 
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern Raising $2.3B For A320s; China Eastern Gets Injection

By Chen Chuanren Oct 13, 2020
China Southern Airlines is issuing CNY16 billion ($2.3 billion) in convertible bonds, primarily to purchase 11 Airbus A320neo series aircraft. 
Airlines & Lessors

China Recovery Slows In June; Second Wave Prompts Cancellations

By Chen Chuanren Jul 20, 2020
June operating figures for Chinese state-owned carriers Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines, as well as the country’s largest LCC Spring Airlines, show passenger demand has slowed. 
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern Raising $2.2B To Buy Aircraft, Engines

By Chen Chuanren May 15, 2020
China Southern Airlines is planning to raise CNY16 billion ($2.2 billion) by issuing convertible bonds, mainly for the acquisition of aircraft.

Sea Of Deep Red For China’s Big Three In Q1

By Chen Chuanren Apr 30, 2020
China’s big three state-owned carriers Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have recorded a cumulative loss of CNY14 billion ($2 billion) for Q1 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the Chinese aviation industry to a standstill.
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern Opens New Operations Center At Daxing Airport

By Chen Chuanren Apr 29, 2020
China Southern Airlines has officially opened what it calls “Daxing China Southern City” at Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX) as China’s largest carrier begins to shift operations to the new airport. 
Airports & Routes

China Southern 2019 Profit Down 9%; Warns Of COVID-19 Impact

By Chen Chuanren Apr 01, 2020
In its 2019 annual report, released Mar. 30, China’s largest airline said that despite cutting frequencies internationally and domestically, it has…
Airlines & Lessors

China’s ‘Big Three’ Release COVID-19 Lockdown Stats

By Chen Chuanren Mar 26, 2020
China’s big three state carriers Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines have released their operating numbers for February, revealing the damage of the COVID-19 lockdown on their performance.
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern Drops Plans To Build Up U.S. Services

By Bradley Perrett Mar 16, 2020
China Southern Airlines has canceled plans to increase services to the U.S., following intensification of Chinese entry controls to prevent reimportation of the novel coronavirus, said several sources close to the airlines. 
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern, Air China Increasing U.S. Flights

By Bradley Perrett Mar 10, 2020
Two big Chinese airlines are increasing services to the U.S., recovering a little from the reduction to minimal levels applied shortly after the coronavirus outbreak became recognized in late January.
Airlines & Lessors

China Southern To Receive Its First COMAC ARJ21 In March

By Bradley Perrett Jan 21, 2020
China Southern Airlines expects to receive its first COMAC ARJ21 regional jet in March, the airline said, detailing initial operations.
Air Transport

China Southern To Fly A380s On London-Beijing Route

By Bradley Perrett Jan 17, 2020
China Southern Airlines plans to fly Airbus A380s daily between Beijing Daxing International and London Heathrow airports beginning June 18, adding 43% to the seat capacity between the cities.
Air Transport

China Southern, China Eastern Vie For Beijing-Amsterdam

By Bradley Perrett Jan 14, 2020
BEIJING—China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines are competing to add a daily flight between Amsterdam and Beijing’s new airport, Daxing…
Air Transport


English Text by Bradley Perrett Jan 03, 2020
AIr Transport & MRO

China Southern Adds Virtual Reality Seat Selection

By Chen Chuanren Jan 02, 2020
China Southern Airlines has launched a virtual reality (VR) function in its seat selection option, allowing passengers to preview what the seat and the surrounding area would look like when booking flights.
Air Transport

Leaving Skyteam, China Southern Maintaining Deep Cooperation

By Bradley Perrett Dec 26, 2019
China Southern Airlines will maintain deep cooperation with Skyteam members after leaving the alliance at year’s end.
Air Transport