Carrier in China to Offer Business Class Flat Bed Seats GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2005 China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) (HKSE:1055) (SHA:600029) -- www.cs-air.com/en -- the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, has taken delivery of its third of four, brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft. The brand-new aircraft arrived last weekend in Guangzhou and is slated to be used in China Southern's domestic routes from Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou to both Beijing and Shanghai. The team leader representing China Southern in Toulouse, France at Airbus was Mr. Zhang Jiangming, Assistant President, China Southern Airlines. "There is always something reassuring to our passengers when they fly on a brand-new aircraft and China Southern is pleased to offer the newest Airbus aircraft in the Chinese marketplace today," said Mr. Zhang. He added that China Southern Airlines, "has and will continue to set the highest standards in Business Class service in China and throughout Asia. We will continue to put the emphasis on Premium with our brand-new minipod design Premium Business Class product, which offers all of the key design features that our customers expect from China's largest and best airline." Direct from the Airbus factory floor in Toulouse, France, China Southern's brand-new Airbus A330 features 24 Minipod Premium Business Class seats from B/E Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAV) which has won four prestigious design awards and was a nominee for Flight International's 2004 Aerospace Industry Award. China Southern Airlines' Airbus A330 all-new Premium Business Class seats feature: -- An ergonomically-designed fixed privacy shell which transforms into an eight degree flat bed -- 1.9 meters long. The entire seat translates forward -- and widens -- in one swift motion -- offering a private fixed living space for each passenger; -- Independent rotating leg rest adjustments which rises up and down -- provides support to lower legs and calves; -- Electrically extending foot rest extension and bottom cushion extension which lengthens and shortens; -- Fully adjustable, automatic lumbar massage function; -- Viewing screen and on-board music channels; -- Easily accessible, AC power plugs for laptops and CD players. No adaptors are needed; -- Private storage cavity and hip recess for added personal convenience; -- 58 inches of pitch between shell pods; -- Individual directional LED reading light with full intermediate dimming; -- Pull-out privacy divider separating each passenger. The largest airline in The People's Republic of China for the past 13 years, China Southern Airlines -- www.cs-air.com/en -- connects more than 80 cities around the globe. Major business and vacation destinations served in China include: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan, as well as international service, including: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For China Southern Airlines reservations and information, please contact your local travel agent. Note: High res .jpeg photos of China Southern Airlines' new Airbus A330 aircraft as well as its new Premium Business Class, flat bed seat are available upon request to Ruffolopr@aol.com. CONTACT: China Southern Airlines Jeff Ruffolo, 714-532-2054 RuffoloPR@aol.com
China Southern Takes Delivery of Third New Airbus A330; Only
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