China Southern Airlines decides not to renew its membership agreement with SkyTeam Alliance from January 1, 2019, and will complete the transition work by the end of 2019. The decision is based on a full evaluation of the company’s development strategies, and is adaptive to the latest trends in cooperative models in the global air transport industry. SkyTeam and China Southern have jointly agreed to ensure a smooth transition for all the customers and partners throughout 2019.

SkyTeam Alliance respects China Southern’s decision, which reflects the changing nature of the air transport industry and the dynamics as world airline alliances evolve.

China Southern will strengthen its partnership with American Airlines and other leading global airlines, advance bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and build innovative relationship with its partners.  

China Southern highly values its cooperation with SkyTeam and would like to express sincere thanks to SkyTeam and all the partners for their help and support.


China Southern Airlines

December 11, 2018