China Southern


Asia's Largest Airline

China Southern Airlines is an airline headquartered in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. It is the world’s sixth-largest airline measured by passengers carried and Asia’s largest airline in fleet size and passengers carried. It is the fourth-largest airline in the world in domestic passenger traffic and the sixth-largest in scheduled domestic passenger kilometres flown. From its main hubs at Guangzhou and Beijing, the airline flies to 193 destinations using a fleet of more than 400 aircraft.

China Southern from London Heathrow

China Southern operate a daily service from London Heathrow, Terminal 4, to Guangzhou in China with onward connections to destinations in Australasia. During the summer months this is reduced to 5 flights per week (no flights on Mon or Wed) Additionally there is a comprehensive service throughout China and Asia. A total of 65 flights a week operate into New Zealand and Australia.
China Southern operate the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) on services to Heathrow and Auckland, Airbus A380 into Sydney and Airbus A330’s on other routes.

A380 Overview

connecting flights info

The following destinations can be reached on connecting flights:

Auckland:  10 Flights per week (twice daily in summer months)
Sydney:  3 flights per day.  1 on A380 aircraft
Melbourne:  2 flights per day
Brisbane:  1 flight per day 
Perth: 3 flights per week 

Baggage Allowance

The following is the current baggage allowance on flights through to Australasia

Economy Class   23 kgs
Prem Econ 2 x 23 kgs
Business Class 2 x 32 kgs
First Class 3 x 32 kgs
Carry on:  1 x 5 kgs in all cabins, 2 x 5 kgs in First Class (there is a size restriction) in all cabins 

Airfares are very competitive and although the transfer time in Guangzhou may be longer than some other airlines the price can make it very worthwhile.

Pre-Booked Seats

On most flights your actual seats can be pre-booked at no additional cost.  To help you decide your preferred seating check the aircraft type on your flight itinerary and look at the following website:  

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