CHENGDU, China "“ April 20, 2006 – China Southern Airlines, (NYSE: ZNH, HKSE: 1055, SHA 600029) – www.cs-air.com/en – with the largest and most technically advanced aircraft fleet in The People’s Republic of China has expanded its code-share agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to include all-new Boeing 777 service between Chengdu, China and Amsterdam.
KLM will operate the service and China Southern will have seats available to offer to customers originating from Chengdu or connecting from China Southern's new hub at new Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou.
The new KLM/China Southern code share service will provide this region with its first direct connection to Europe.
The flight information is as follows:
Cities Flight Numbers Dates Departure Arrival Aircraft
AMSCTU KL891/CZ756 3 7 20:40 1230+ 777
CTUAMS KL892/CZ755 1 4 14:00 18:45 777
This new agreement to Chengdu also serves to expand China Southern's European service from Amsterdam to four destinations in China, including Beijing. Guangzhou, Shanghai.
The twice-weekly 777 service will be operated by KLM under the flight number KL 891 and will depart from Schiphol each Wednesdays and Sundays at 20:40 hours, arriving in Chengdu at 12:30 hours the next day. The return flight, number KL 892 will then depart on Thursdays and Mondays at 14:00 hours, arriving in Amsterdam the same day at 18:45 hours.
Chengdu has become the major traffic hub of Sichuan, Yunnan, Shaanxi Provinces and the Tibet Autonomous Region. The flow of passengers at Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu amounted to more than 13 Million persons in 2005 … 2.2 Million more passengers than that of 2004, ranking 6th among Chinese airports.
Shuangliu Airport is making preparations for the construction of a second runway and a second terminal, with construction of a logistic park at the airport to begin soon.
The largest airline in The People's Republic of China for the past 27 years, China
Southern Airlines – www.cs-air.com/en – 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.