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China Southern Airlines Launches Service To Mexico City

GUANGZHOU, China - April 10, 2017 - China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China (www.csair.com) is pleased to announce new service between Guangzhou and Mexico City.

This new route – via Vancouver – will be China Southern’s first route into Latin America and the only service between Guangzhou to Latin America, boosting Baiyun International Airport Guangzhou’s capability as an international aviation hub in the “Belt and Road Initiative” and further extends the Canton Route family of travel products and connections via Guangzhou.

Year 2017 marks the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Mexico. In recent years, Sino-Mexico relations have made rapid development in varied fields as China is Mexico's first trading partner in Asia, and the second largest in the world.

The new route will be China Southern’s longest and the first domestic air route to terminate in Mexico City. Departures from Guangzhou will be every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and return flights from Mexico City leave every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.  

This new service to Mexico City will be operated by one of China Southern’s flagship aircraft, the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and will make a stopover in Vancouver.

Passengers on this new route who travel from other cities within China may obtain their boarding pass for two legs of the entire journey, will not need to obtain their checked baggage and may pass through China Customs when transferring in Guangzhou.

All luggage may be checked through to the passenger’s final destination. Travelers may still need to make a customs declaration, if needed and those passengers who are traveling to other cities can enjoy the same service when they depart Mexico City and transfer in Guangzhou.

The stopover in Vancouver will not require passengers traveling to/from Mexico City to enter and then depart from Canada, pass through Canadian Customs or claim their baggage.

However, those passengers who transfer in Mexico City will need to make a customs declaration, claim their baggage and be subject to random customs checks.

The route is expected to benefit trade and cooperation between China and Latin American countries. China Southern will be cooperating with its SkyTeam partner Aeroméxico to transport passengers to additional Mexican and Latin American destinations, including Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.

With this new service, Guangzhou will become the third Chinese city, in addition to Beijing and Shanghai, to offer direct service to Latin America from mainland China.

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

Flight no From To Departure/Arrival Days of operation
CZ377 CAN MEX 2330/05150+1 Mon, Thu and Sat
CZ378 MEX CAN 0745/1650+1 Tue,Fri and Sun