China Southern Airlines (www.csair.com), the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, is pleased to announce an expansion of their codeshare cooperation with Aeroflot.
Both China Southern Airlines and Aeroflot are proud members of SkyTeam.
Starting this month, Aeroflot will place its SU code on China Southern Airlines flights between Guangzhou and Moscow as well as its Guangzhou – Wuhan – Moscow service.
China Southern and Aeroflot code share cooperation originated in 2007 and with this new arrangement in place both SkyTeam affiliated airlines will provide more convenient travel services to passengers travelling between China and Russia.
According to the Russia Tourism Administration, from the first quarter of 2014, China became the biggest outbound tourism market to Russia.
In 2015, approximately 67,000 Chinese passengers travelled to Russia, an increase of 67% compared with the previous year. Considering this huge market growth potential, China Southern launched several scheduled flights between China and Russia, including Guangzhou to Moscow and Urumqi to St. Petersburg.