China Southern Airlines' New 787 China-Canada Dreamliner Service Begins Today

Vancouver, British Columbia - February 19, 2014 - China Southern Airlines,, the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, is pleased to announce the start of 787 Dreamliner service between Baiyun International Airport Guangzhou and Vancouver International Airport - the first Dreamliner to operate daily service to Vancouver.

“Since China Southern Airlines introduced our Guangzhou - Vancouver service, we have been expanding our presence with more flights on this important route,” said Wan’geng Tan, President and CEO, China Southern Airlines, adding, “our 787 Dreamliner provides an even better experience for our business travelers and indicates our confidence in growing Vancouver aviation marketplace.”

Wan’geng Tan, President and CEO, China Southern Airlines, and Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport

Since its first service to Vancouver in 2011, China Southern has continued to grow its operations, increasing initial service from three flights per week to daily service.

"The introduction of the Dreamliner to China Southern’s daily service between Vancouver and Guangzhou route is a testament to the growing business traffic between British Columbia, Canada and China and validates our strategy to build Vancouver as a global Asia Pacific gateway,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority.

He added that, “China Southern’s service connects British Columbia’s people, products and businesses with important trade and travel opportunities in China’s most populous province, Guangdong.”

A proud member of SkyTeam, China Southern’s new Dreamliner offers a luxurious First Class cabin experience with 27 inches wide seating, built-in 17-inch TV screen and the ability to convert into a fully-flat bed just shy of two meters long.

This exclusive First Class cabin complements the 24 Business Class and 200 Economy Class seats configured in China Southern’s revolutionary Dreamliner.


To celebrate the introduction of its Dreamliner service between China and Canada, China Southern Airlines is kicking off a “Picture Your Selfie” Sweepstakes, which will award one lucky winner with two, round-trip First Class tickets from Vancouver to Guangzhou.

On five days between February 19 and 27, China Southern Airlines pop-up check-in counters will be located at five secret locations throughout Vancouver and Richmond. Clues about the locations will be released on local radio and TV stations.

To enter the sweepstakes, contestants must take a selfie photo at one of these check-in counter locations and submit the photo to @yvrairport via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #CZselfie. Photos may also be emailed to

Using a random draw, finalists will be selected at the close of each contest day, and the Grand Prize winner will be chosen from that pool of finalists.

Flight Timetable: :

Guangzhou-Vancouver Flight Schedule

Route Flight No. Departure Time (Local Time) Landing Time (Local Time) Aircraft Type Flight Cycle
Guangzhou-Vancouver CZ329 14:00 09:40 B787 Daily
Vancouver-Guangzhou CZ330 11:30 17:20(next day) B787 Daily

About China Southern Airlines

For more than 30 years, China Southern - - has been the largest airline in The People’s Republic of China and is headquartered at the ultra-modern Baiyun International Airport Guangzhou. China Southern operates a fleet of more than 500 modern aircraft and serves 193 cities in 30 countries and regions, forming an extensive network with Guangzhou and Beijing as its hubs.

China Southern is a member of SkyTeam and together the other 18 member airlines offer its passengers a worldwide system of more than 19,000 daily flights covering more than 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.