China Southern Airlines Continues Emergency Airlift China's Largest Airline Part Of China's Relief Effort

China Southern Airlines - the largest airline in The People's Republic of China is continuing its 747 freight airlift of emergency medical supplies to the flood ravaged areas of Indonesia and Sri Lanka.


China Southern has taken both of its 747-400 freighters off-line from its standard Europe/China and USA/China commercial service and has pushed them into emergency airlift duty to Colombo, Sri Lanka and Medan, Indonesia.

The first China Southern freighter landed in Colombo on 30 December at 16:55 local time while the airline's second freighter landed (same day) in Indonesia at 21:53.

A third freighter flight left on 2 January from Beijing bound again for Indonesia and was expected to arrive at 21:53. 

All times listed in Beijing time.

"We are pleased to be part of our nation's ongoing commitment to aid the hardest hit areas of last week's tidal wave," said Mr. Li Kun, Executive Vice President, China Southern Airlines. 

Mr. Li added that, "each of our freighters is stuffed full with medicines, including sterile gauzes and bandages as well as food and emergency tents."

He also said that each 747-400 freight airlift has also included local language interpreters. 

All facets of China Southern Airlines' operations are participating in this unprecedented airlift of emergency supplies and medicines to these flood ravaged areas, including the airline's ultra-modern System Operations Control Center at the new Baiyun International Airport which is coordinating all air logistics and country clearance approvals.

The largest airline in The People's Republic of China for the past 13 years, China Southern Airlines - - connects more than 80 cities around the globe.  Major business and vacation destinations served in China include: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan and as well as international service, including: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

For China Southern Airlines reservations and information, please contact your local travel agent.

(NYSE: ZNH, HKSE: 1055, SHA 600029) -

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