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China Southern Airlines is one of the world's largest airlines and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China. From its hub airports at Beijing Capital Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China Southern Airlines flies to 193 destinations worldwide.

The airline has codeshare agreements with many airlines including KLM, Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Qantas, Thai Airways International, United Airlines and WestJet and many others.

In 2018, China Southern launched a subsidiary airline, Xiongan Airlines, which operates services from the new international airport in Beijing, Beijing Daxing International Airport.Alternative Airlines.

Baggage Policy

China Southern Airlines has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy. For checked baggage the allowance varies depending on route and class flying.

Carry-on Baggage

Hand luggage, no matter how many pieces you are carrying, must be a maximum of 5kg, and no greater than 115cm in combined dimensions.

Passengers travelling in First Class are permitted 2 x 5kg bags.

Passengers travelling in Business, Premium Economy or Economy Class are permitted 1 x 5kg bag.

Checked Baggage

Passenger’s checked baggage allowance is dependent on the route and class flying. For most flights from Japan, America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and journeys from Singapore to China, passengers are entitled to 2 pieces of baggage in Business Class and Premium Economy and Economy Class with a maximum weight of 32kg in First and Business Class, and 23kg for Economy Class.

Cabin Classes

China Southern Airlines' customers can choose between Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First Class for their flights.

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

All Economy passengers can enjoy both the finest East Asian cuisines and the best Western food, as well as in-flight entertainment on longer flights.

What are Economy Class Seats Like?

On the A380, the comfortable seating comes with adjustable headrests, seat cushions, and backrests. A personal 9-inch flat-screen LCD TV and rich entertainment options offer an extraordinary flying experience. A full range of office software applications allows you to process Word, Excel and other commonly used files.

The B787 provides higher cabin humidity levels and cleaner air, and windows are 65% larger than ordinary aircraft windows. Electronically controlled, color-changing optical systems replace traditional window blinds. Uniquely designed cup holders make it easy to store drinks. A 9-inch personal LCD TV is provided.

The A330 has a 2-4-2 seating layout; Seat spacing is 81 cm (32 in); Seat width is 43-44 cm (17 in); Spacious and comfortable seat design offers balanced back support.

Premium Economy

The Premium Economy class is situated at the front of the Economy cabin and gives passengers a more relaxed journey, with greater space.

Premium Economy Facilities

Premium Economy gives passengers the same great service that Economy Class passengers get but with a few added extras.

Premium Economy passengers are the first to be served in the Economy cabin, with the option to order from a selection of food and drink.

On longer flights, passengers can enjoy a range of television shows, movies, music and other in-flight entertainment through the airline's entertainment system.

What are Premium Economy Seats Like?

Premium Economy seats are set out either in a 3 x 3 or 2 x 4 x 2 formation. Seat pitch is between 35–37 inches and width is 19.5–20.5 inches, depending on the aircraft flown on.

Business Class

China Southern Airlines offers Business Class seating across all its flights; the package is comprehensive, and from booking to arrival, passengers will receive a premium service.

Business Class Facilities

Pre-flight lounges are available. Built-in amenities include a literature pocket, magazine rack, reading light, and USB port. The digital entertainment system includes a 15-inch flat-screen, with noise cancelling headphones, as well as a full range of office software applications allows you to process Word, Excel and other commonly used files. In-flight meals include a choice of East Asian and Western cuisine.

What are Business Class Seats Like?

On all aircraft, at the simple push of a button the seats will recline down into a fully flat and spacious bed.

On the A380, the 1-2-1 configuration means all have aisle access, and an adjustable privacy divider between the two adjacent seats in the centre allows you to choose your degree of privacy.

The A330 has a 2-2-2 configuration, with plenty of space.

First Class

All First Class passengers can enjoy both the finest East Asian cuisines and the best Western food.

First Class Facilities

First Class passengers can make the most of the First Class Lounge and Sky Pearl Lounge at Beijing International Airport.

What are Economy Class Seats Like?

The A380 offers eight specially tailored private flat-bed suites that give you an extraordinary travel experience. Adjustable power seats can be converted into a bed. Additions include a massive 23-inch flat-screen LCD TV, six different lighting schemes, and private storage cabinet with combination lock.

On the B787, four fully-reclinable cocoon seats provide exclusive accommodation. Ergonomic seats offer electronically controlled back massage, and LCD TV and USB ports are available.

The A330 offers a 1-2-1 passenger cabin layout, with fully reclining cocoon seating, LCD TV and USB ports.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

On China southern Airlines' newest aircraft, passengers can enjoy over 600 hours of excellent entertainment with plenty of TV shows, movies and more.


From BBC comedies to popular Chinese TV shows, China Southern Airlines offers something for everyone. Watch captivating nature documentaries, dramas and much more.


Find films for all the family on board your China Southern Airlines flight. From Hindi to French to English, there's films in a variety of languages to suit every taste!

Food & Drink

China Southern Airlines offers a variety of food and drink to its customers, with business and first class flyers having the opportunity to enjoy one of their famous dishes.

Meal Options

China Southern Airlines offer passengers East Asian cuisine and Western food, to ensure there is always something to suit your taste. Western dishes are modern and healthy, with low-calorie options.Chinese main dishes are inspired by Cantonese cuisine, made with authentic and locally sourced ingredients. Business and First class passengers can enjoy the famous China Southern Airline dish; Beeg ‘big bowl’ noodles. Breakfast will often be the choice of cereals, eggs, pastries, bread and fruits.

Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers can order special meals for their special diet, at least 24 hours before flying (Kosher meals must be requested 48 hours before flying). They can be ordered by calling customer services. The special meals available to order are:

Children Meals:

Baby Meal

Child Meal

Religious Meals:

Hindu Meal

Kosher Meal

Moslem Meal

Vegetarian Jain Meal

No Beef Meal

Dietary Meals:

Bland Meal

Diabetic Meal

Low Calorie Meal

Low Fat Meal

Low Salt Meal

Low Lactose Meal

Gluten Intolerant Meal

Fruit Platter Meal

Vegetarian Raw Meal

Seafood Meal

Liquid Diet Meal

Vegetarian Meals:

Vegetarian Hindu Meal

Vegetarian Vegan Meal

Vegetarian Oriental Meal

Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal

Drinks & Alcohol

China Southern Airlines offer passengers an ‘In-flight cellar’ service, as well as a ‘inflight tea garden’. This gives passengers the options or enjoy alcoholic beverages, with wines from France, USA, Australia and Chile, as well as brandy, whiskey, liqueur and other drinks. In addition, the inflight tea garden allows passengers to experience the traditional Chinese tea culture


China Southern offers online check-in for most of their flights, with the opening times varying depending on location. Alternatively airport check-in is available.

Online Check-in

China Southern offer online check-in for most of their flights and the link to this service can be found here. All the times for opening and shutting as below:

  • For passengers flying from Delhi, online check-in will open from 14:00 1 day before departure, closing 120 minutes before departure.
  • For passengers flying from Dubai, online check-in will open from 12:00 1 day before departure, closing 90 minutes before departure.
  • For passengers flying from Frankfurt, online check-in will open from 15:00 1 day before departure, closing 120 minutes before departure.
  • For passengers flying from Los Angeles, online check-in will open from 23:00 1 day before departure, closing 90 minutes before departure.
  • For passengers flying from New York, online check-in will open from 11:15 1 day before departure, closing 180 minutes before departure.
  • For passengers flying from Pusan, online check-in will open from 14:00 1 day before departure, closing 60 minutes before departure.
  • For passengers flying from Seoul, online check-in will open from 14:00 2 days before departure, closing 80 minutes before departure.
  • For passengers flying from all other cities, online check-in will open from 14:00 1 day before departure, closing 60 minutes before departure.

Airport Check-in

For Passengers flying from Shanghai Pudong (International) must check in at least 50 minutes prior to departure.

For passenger flying from Beijing, Cheng Du, Chong Qing, Guang Zhou, Haerbin, Hai Kou, Kun Ming, San Ya, Shanghai Hongqio, Shanghair Pudong, Wu Han (Domestic), Shen Yang, Shen Zhen, Tian Jin (International) must check in at least 45 minutes prior to departure.

For passenger flying from Chang Chun, Chang Sha, Da Lian, Gui Yang, Hang Zhou, Lahsa, Ning Bo, Qing Dao, Tian Jin (Domestic), Urumqi, Wen Zhou, Wu Xi, Xi An, Zheng Zhou, Zhu Hai must check in at least 40 minutes prior to departure.

For Passengers flying from Fu Zhou, Gui Lin, Jie Yang Chao Shan, Mian Yang, Nan Chang, Nan Chong, Nan Ning, Wei Hai, Wu Yi Shan, Yan Tai, Yin Chuan must check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Sky Pearl Club

China Southern Airlines offers a frequent flyer program called Sky Pearl to reward regular passengers with the airline. Sky Pearl Club offers Sky Pearl Club members comprehensive and convenient service throughout China.

Collecting Sky Pearl Club Points

Sky Peal Club allows its club members earn FFP miles not only flying CZ domestic segments but on flights of other SkyTeam member airline as well. When making your flight booking through Alternative Airlines, there is the option to select your chosen frequent flyer program from the drop-down options. Simply add your personal membership number and start collecting points.

Airline Alliance

China Southern Airlines is currently part of the SkyTeam Alliance.


A leading global airline network, with 20 member airlines. These include:

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Destinations that China Southern Airlines flies to

China Southern Airlines flies to many destinations including Nanjing, Urumqi, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Kunming, Beijing, Hanoi, Delhi, Ho Chi Minh, Istanbul, Bali, Seoul, Singapore, Frankfurt, London, Tbilisi, Paris, Moscow and many others.

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Hub Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport is located in Chaoyang District, Beijing and has three runways. It is the hub airport for China Southern Airlines and other airlines including Hainan Airlines and China Airlines. Other airlines which fly to and from Beijing Capital International Airport include Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Spring Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Thai Airways, Transaero Airlines, United Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Ruili Airlines,Ural Airlines and many others.


China Southern Airlines operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing Aircraft. This includes 99 x Airbus A321-200, 117 x Airbus A320-200, 33 x Airbus A330-300, 163 x Boeing 737-800, and 24 x Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Frequently asked questions

Where does China Southern fly to?

China Southern is the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China in terms of fleet size, route network expansion and passenger capacity. They’ve established a massive network across China that links Europe, Oceania, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Is China Southern Airlines Safe?

China Southern Airlines has a strong commitment to safety. On June 15, 2018, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recognised China Southern Airlines as the top Chinese airline with the best safety records in China by awarding it the 2-Star Flight Safety Diamond Award.

What terminal is China Southern Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)?

China Southern Airlines flies from Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

Some China Southern flights are codeshare flights which means they’re operated by other airlines, these are Delta Air and American Airlines. Terminals 3, 4 and 5 are used for codeshare flights that are identified as China Southern Airlines.

In some situations the terminal will change, please check the terminal with China Southern before flying.

What terminal is China Southern Airlines at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR)?

China Southern Airlines operates from Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport (LHR).