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China Southern Launched Stop-over flight to Rome with Dreamliner

Guangzhou, 16 Dec 2015 - China Southern Airliners today launched inaugural flight from Guangzhou (CAN) to Rome (FCO). The new service will be a stop-over flights via Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei province, operated three-times-weekly. It is to be the first flight from South China operated by Chinese airline commercially.

The Rome service will be operated by China Southern’s Dreamliner Boeing 787-8 aircraft in classical three-class configuration featuring China Southern’s refreshed First Class, Business Class as well as long-haul Economy Class seats. Together with the premium service provided by China Southern’s cabin crew and most advanced inflight on-demand entertainment system in all classes, passengers will enjoy a superior inflight experience when travelling between Guangzhou and Rome.

China Southern Chief Operating Office Zhang Zifang said: “China Southern already has a significant presence in Europe, the Rome will help meet demand for both business and leisure traveler bounded for Italy. The launch of Rome, together with the recently announced introduction of flights to Christchurch, highlights our Canton Route strategy, continue to boost Guangzhou’s standing as an international aviation hubs.”

China Southern currently operates up to 100 flights per week between Guangzhou and a number of destinations in Europe, including Paris, Amsterdam, London, Istanbul, Frankfurt and Moscow and Tbilisi.

The full schedule for the Rome service is as follows (all times local):

Flight No From To Departure Arrival Days of operation
CZ645 CAN WUH 2130 2325 Mon, Wed and Fri
WUH FCO 0045+1 0615+1
CZ646 FCO WUH 1235 0625+1 Tue, Thr and Sat
WUH CAN 0755+1 0945+1

About China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd., a proud member of SkyTeam, is directly affiliated with China Southern Air Holding Company, specializing in air transportation services. With headquarters based in Guangzhou, China Southern Airlines’ company logo can be seen around the globe with a brilliant red kapok delicately adoring a blue vertical tail fin.

China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet, most developed route network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in The People's Republic of China.

Currently, China Southern Airlines operates more than 660 passenger and cargo transport aircrafts, including Boeing 787,777, 757& 737 and Airbus A380, 330, 321, 320, 319. The airline fleet is ranked the first in Asia and the fifth in the world (Data source: 2014 IATA, in terms of fleet size) .China Southern Airlines is the first airline in the world to operate both A380 and 787.

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