China Southern Unveils Major International Expansion

China Southern Airlines has major plans for growth this year, with new routes to such destinations as Cambodia, India, Japan, Laos, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria. The news is especially noteworthy, says Si Xian Min, president of the carrier, because it is the first increase of such magnitude from Baiyun International Airport and also is China Southern's largest-scale expansion of routes within the span of a single year. In line with this expansion, China Southern is adding 68 new jets by the end of this year, bringing its fleet of aircraft to 440. The carrier also will become a full member of the SkyTeam Alliance during the second half of 2007. Visit [www.cs-air.com/en].

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