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China Southern Airlines Company Limited, commonly called "China Southern Airlines" is headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in People's Republic of China. The airline company was founded in the year 1988 following the restructuring of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The airline is a member of SkyTeam and is the fourth-largest airline in the world in domestic passenger traffic. China Southern Airlines has its major hubs in Beijing Capital International Airport, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport.
With a fleet size of 466 aircrafts, China Southern Airlines serves to over 193 destinations (both domestic & international) in 40 countries and regions around the world. China Southern was recognized as the “Top 50 Most Admired Chinese Company” by "FORTUNE China Magazine" in the year 2012 and 2013. In addition, this airline company has a special frequent flyer program called “China Southern Sky Pearl Club”, which offers Silver and Gold accounts for the customers. With these all elite services, China Southern Airlines truly reflects its company slogan- "Fly your dreams".
China Southern Airlines Top Flight Routss
China Southern Airlines covers a good network by flying on various domestic and international Routss. With the fleet of 466 aircrafts, the airline connects / serves to over 193 destinations (including both domestic & international) in 40 countries and regions across the world. It maintains a strong presence in the domestic market with its main hubs at Beijing Capital International Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, and Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport, along with other focus cities in Changchun, Changsha, Dalian, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Zhengzhou. The international network is also heavily focused on the Asia Pacific region with the flight operating several destinations in Europe (Amsterdam, Istanbul Ataturk, Baku, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Paris CDG and Tbilisi) and only two of its European passengers destinations is in Western Europe, although the carrier’s dedicated freight network covers Frankfurt and Vienna with two places in North America (Los Angeles and Vancouver). The Middle East network of China Southern Airlines covers only three destinations which are Dubai, Jeddah and Tehran.
Baggage allowance in China Southern Airlines is the maximum accepted weight per passenger is 5 Kg. The first class passenger is allowed to carry 2 pieces free carry-on baggage; however passengers with business-class or economy class ticket will be allowed to carry only 1 piece of baggage. The dimension of the must not be larger than 20×40×55 cm. In the case of checked in baggage, passengers (adults or children) are permitted to carry free baggage allowance according to the class of ticket they are traveling with. For first class its 40 Kg, for business class its 30 Kg and for premium economy and economy class the maximum luggage is 20 Kg. For infant, the baggage allowance is 10 kg. While in the case of taking China Southern Airlines’ Codeshare scheduled flight, free baggage allowance etc. will be implemented by the rule of operating carrier; passengers are advised to check the information on the operating carrier's homepage or through CZ's hotline.
China Southern Airlines Facilities and Services
Like every aircraft, China Southern’s international fleet offers different kinds of facilities and services depending upon the class of travelling. The Economy class features personal TV screens at each seat for on-demand entertainment with programming options include international movie, TV and music selections for hours of enjoyment. Delicious hot meal choices include choices of Chinese and western style dishes accompanied by a beverage and bar service which features many wine and spirit selections. In premium economy class, each seat is equipped with a 9 inch personal TV screen for the latest international programming and music. Featured entertainment includes hours of viewing and listening options from movies and TV shows to music, games and travel related information. You will also get to select from a number of international cuisine options from the in-flight menu with starters, salads. desserts and a choice of beverages. The Business class cabins are comfortable than others with 15 inch digital wide screen offers an enhanced viewing experience for on-demand entertainment with handy USB and power points for continued use of laptops and tablets. The Business Class menu features a wide range of starter, main, dessert and wine selections. Meals are individually plated and served in courses for a five-star dining experience. For First Class, the main focus is on ultimate service, utter comfort and privacy. You can enjoy watching your favorite video, TV or any other programme on 23 inch TV screen. Guests may use their laptops, tablets and other electronic items through USB ports and power points at each seat. Food is served on an impressive first class menu with cabin staff personally plate each course and serve meals on linen.
China Southern Airlines Check-in
Check-in counters for China Southern Airlines can be done mainly at the airline's airport check-in counters. Alternatively, the airline offers three other means of checking-in that offer personalized service and save your time: Web Check-in, Kiosk Check-in and SMS Check-in. For counter check-in, the times vary depending both on airports and Routss, so the check-in formalities will be ceased from 30 minutes to even an hour prior to flight departure. Web check-in can be availed by visiting China Southern Airlines' official website and clicking on online check-in option. For Kiosk check-in, you need an E-ticket through which you can access all the important flight data, choose the desired seat on the plane, validate their personal and travel information, and print their boarding passes, following the message prompting on the screen. Another method of self service check-in is SMS check-in, in which you need to send “ZJ” to the “hotline number- 95539” and will be prompted for further procedures. After reaching at the airport, all you need to do is present your valid identification documents at the counters and they will provide you with the boarding pass. Usually, all counters seize prior to 30 to 60 minutes of scheduled departure of flight so try to reach at least 120 minutes before your flight.