31 JULY 2017


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Article from BTNews 31 JULY 2017

China Southern on the up

Hard on the heels of increasing its service between Heathrow Terminal 4 and Guangzhou to twice daily, Asia's largest airline, China Southern Airlines, has launched a new route to the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi.

The Heathrow boost, which began this month, means passengers can now take advantage of improved connection times to 30 new destinations across the China Southern network.

UK and Ireland commercial manager Nick Newman said adding Langkawi to the network allowed the airline to open up even more of South East Asia to the international business and leisure market.

“China Southern is striving continually to make the world more accessible to its passengers and now boasts a vast network of more than 200 destinations across 40-plus countries and regions,” he added.

Langkawi is China Southern Airlines' sixth addition to its South East Asian portfolio, with existing routes connecting flyers to Penang, Phu Quoc, Sabah, Bali and Phuket.

The Guangzhou-based carrier boasts the largest fleet, most developed route network, best safety record and largest passenger capacity of any airline in China, and operates both the Airbus A380 superjumbo and Boeing B787 Dreamliner.


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Laura Lee, Malaysia

I don't think Langkawi is CSAir's 6th addition to SEA as the airline also fileis to Kuala Lumpur.