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278 Ji Chang Road

Guangzhou, 510405


Phone: 86 20 8612 4462

Fax: 86 20 8665 9040

China Southern Airlines Company Limited provides commercial airline services throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions, Southeast Asia, and other parts of the world. The company conducts a portion of its airline operations through its airline subsidiaries, such as Xiamen Airlines Company Limited (Xiamen Airlines); Shantou Airlines Company Limited (Shantou Airlines); Zhuhai Airlines Company Limited (Zhuhai Airlines); Guizhou Airlines Company Limited (Guizhou Airlines); Chongqing Airlines Company Limited (Chongqing Airlines); and Henan Airlines Company Limited (Henan Airlines) (collectively, the ‘Airline Subsidiaries’). In 2015, the Airline Subsidiaries carried 39.6 million passengers. The company also provides air cargo and mail services. Its airline operations are integrated with its airline-related businesses, including aircraft and engine maintenance, flight simulation and air catering operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,032 routes, of which 775 were domestic, 214 were international, and 43 were regional. The company operates the domestic route network among all Chinese airlines. Its route network covers commercial centers and developing economic regions in Mainland China. The company’s operations primarily focus on the domestic market. In addition, it operates regional routes and international flights. The company’s regional operations include flights between destinations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Its international operations include scheduled services to cities in Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Dutch, France, Georgia, German, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States of American (U.S.A.), Vietnam, Mauritius, Uzbekistan, Iran, and Italy. As of December 31, 2015, the company had a fleet of 667 aircraft, consisting primarily of Boeing 737 series, 747, 757, 777, 787, Airbus 320 series, 330, 380, etc. The average age of the company’s registered aircraft was 6.3 years as of December 31, 2015. The company has code-sharing agreements with various international airlines, including Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Air France, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines International, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airline, Korean Air, Mandarin Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk., Qantas Airways Limited, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin America, WestJet, and Xiamen Airlines. Under the code-sharing agreements, the participating airlines are permitted to sell tickets on certain international routes operated by the company to passengers using its codes. Similarly, the company is permitted to sell tickets for the other participating airlines using its ‘CZ’ code. The code-sharing agreements help increase the number of the company’s international sales outlets. After joining Skyteam Alliance, the company has further established a network reaching approximately 1057 destinations worldwide, connecting 179 countries and regions and covering major cities worldwide. Route Bases In addition to its main route bases, including Guangzhou as core hub, Beijing as major hub, Urumqi as regional hub and Chongqing as seasonal hub, the company maintains regional route bases in Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Changchun, Dalian, Harbin, Haikou, Zhuhai, Xiamen, Shanghai, Xi’an, Fuzhou, Nanning, Guilin, Shantou, Guiyang and Sanya. Most of its regional route bases are located in provincial capitals or major commercial centers in the in the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China). Domestic Routes The company’s domestic routes network serves all provinces and autonomous regions in China, including Guangdong, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and Xinjiang; and serves all four centrally-administered municipalities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai


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