China Southern

China Southern, also known as China Southern Airlines, is China’s largest and the world’s sixth-largest airline and has its headquarters in Guangzhou, China. With two primary operating hubs at Beijing Capital International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China Southern flies to over 190 destinations all over the globe including Dubai International Airport. Initially founded in 1988, the airline has grown to become Asia’s largest airline in fleet size and a leading force in global aviation. China Southern is part of the SkyTeam alliance and has its own frequent flyer program - Sky Pearl Club.

*This information is correct as of February 2017

Why Fly with China Southern

How to Check in

Passengers flying with China Southern are able to check-in online from the convenience of your own home, or alternatively there are self-service kiosks to check-in as well as conventional check-in counters at the airport. Online check-in times vary according to your destination - for example, those flying to and from Dubai can check-in from 24 hours up to 1 hour before scheduled flight departure times. There is also a mobile check-in and SMS check-in function available in addition to self-service kiosks at the airport.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

All passengers on China Southern Airlines flights are entitled to bring baggage to check-in, although how much you are entitled to varies according to your flight class and destination. For those flying to and from Dubai originating at Guangzhou, Economy and Premium Economy passengers can bring two items up to 23kg, while Business Class travelers can check-in two items up to 32kg. Those in First Class are given the privilege to check-in three items up to 32kg each. All passengers are also permitted to bring one item of hand baggage on board flights weighing up to 10kg.


China Southern flights offer a standard Economy Class as well as an improved Premium Economy alongside Business and First Class seating for those looking for a superior flying experience. Passengers in Economy are afforded standard legroom with a seat pitch of 29-33 inches, while in Premium Economy this is increased to 34-38 inches. In Business Class passengers can look forward to spacious legroom with a seat pitch of 40-75 inches, while in First Class you can stretch out with a seat pitch of 70-84 inches.

Booking Fees

There are no hidden charges or fees when booking flights with China Southern.

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