A China Southern A330-200 in Amsterdam (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

China Southern Airlines to Leave SkyTeam Alliance

China Southern Airlines has announced that it will leave the airline alliance SkyTeam on Jan. 1, 2019. The airline, one of the 'big three' Chinese carriers alongside China Eastern and Air China, has made the decision not to renew its contract. The Guangzhou-based airline joined SkyTeam in 2007 and is the largest airline in China by passenger numbers with a fleet of more than 500 aircraft. News agency Reuters was informed by an anonymous source within the company that the decision…