Established in 1988, China Southern Airlines has grown to become the largest airline in Asia and the sixth largest airline in the world in terms of passengers carried. The airline has hubs in Beijing and Guangzhou and flies to over 190 destinations with its impressive fleet of over 500 aircraft. China Southern Airlines has a 4 star rating from Skytrax and offers First, Business and Premium Economy airfares.

Why we recommend flying with China Southern Airlines

  • First Class cabins on the airline’s A-380 aircraft feature private suites containing a plush fully flat bed, storage, personal TV and noise cancelling headsets.
  • Enjoy extra space and privacy in Business Class which feature shell seats that are either a window or aisle seat.
  • In Premium Economy you will enjoy your own cabin which offers seats with 3 top 5 inches more in leg room as well as greater recline, and a wider meal and beverage selection.
  • China Southern has one of the best lounges in China. Located in Guangzhou, the lounge features 206 seats and includes a dining area for First and Business passengers, business area, small private rooms, children’s area, showers, massage room and sleeping area.

For more details on flying with Air New Zealand, see our comprehensive Airline Guide

Flat beds

China Southern offers fully flat beds on the following aircraft:

  • Airbus A320 and A330 in First and Business Class,
  • Airbus A380 in First and Business Class,
  • Airbus A320 in Business Class only,
  • Boeing 787-8 in First and Business Class,
  • Boeing 777-200B in First Class only.


China Southern First Class

First Class

China Southern Airlines Business Class

Business Class



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