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China Southern and American Announce Partnership Following SkyTeam Exit

A new partnership between China Southern Airlines and American Airlines has been announced with a 'significant' expansion of codeshare cooperation and the launch of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access. From early 2019, members of either airline traveling with the other airline will have the ability to earn and redeem miles, as well as gaining access to either airline's lounges. The news that the two airlines have come together comes as no real surprise following the announcement that China…

Three Chinese Airlines Report Decline in Profits

Following a rise in fuel prices and weak yuan, three major Chinese airlines: Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines saw a sizable drop in profits from July to September. The third quarter income of China Eastern Airlines was 33.45 billion yuan, a 13.5 percent gain in comparison…

American Gets Closer to China Southern, Questions Regarding Cathay Pacific…

On Friday, China Southern completed its share issuance to American Airlines, allowing the Dallas-based carrier to take on a 2.68 percent stake in the Chinese airline. The move follows a continued path of global airlines forging equity stakes, rather than just partnerships, to develop their networks. In recent years there…

Etihad and China Southern Enter Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, UAE-based carrier Etihad announced that they will be entering a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. This new agreement now means that customer flying with China Southern have the option to book codeshare flights to and from their hub in Abu Dhabi and connect to Etihad's route network…