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China Southern Airlines will have completed all transitional work for its withdrawal from SkyTeam Al

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China Southern Airlines will have completed all transitional work for its withdrawal from SkyTeam Alliance by December 31, 2019 and will officially leave the Alliance on January 1, 2020.

Through bilateral cooperation, China Southern will continue to maintain code-share partnerships with its existing SkyTeam partners and frequent flyer cooperation will be continued with:

Aeroflot

Aerolineas Argentinas

Air Europa

Air France

Alitalia

China Airlines

Czech Airlines

Delta Air Lines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Korean Air

Middle East Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Vietnam Airlines

Xiamen Airlines

China Southern Sky Pearl Club members will continue to be entitled to mileage accrual, redemption and elite member services when flying with the above-mentioned SkyTeam partners.

Concurrently from January 1, 2020 onward, China Southern will officially launch its 'CZ Priority' service brand to discontinue the use of 'SkyPriority' on its own flights.

This new program will ensure that the privileges of all China Southern gold and silver card holders as well as Elite/Elite Plus members of the above-mentioned SkyTeam partners remain unchanged when they fly with China Southern, including priority check-in, priority luggage drop-off, priority boarding and access to VIP lounges, etc.

For additional information concerning China Southern's cooperation with its varied airline partners, please visit the official website of China Southern Sky Pearl Club at: https://skypearl.csair.com/en/.

China Southern continues to be committed to its decades-long 'Customer First' philosophy,joining hands with its partners to create additional travel value for passengers.

In addition to its SkyTeam airline partners, China Southern has accelerated the expansion of its global 'circle of friends', by establishing bilateral code-share partnerships with:

American Airlines

British Airways

Emirates

Finnair

Japan Airlines

Qantas

Qatar Airways

These long-standing airline relationships push forward China Southern's global route network, through which passengers can travel to all major destinations around the world when flying with China Southern and its partners.

China Southern began comprehensive frequent flyer cooperation with American Airlines on March 20, 2019, and signed a joint venture cooperation agreement with British Airways on December 17, 2019, with frequent flyer cooperation expected to go 'live' in June 2020.

With the determined vision to 'enhance global connectivity and create a better life', China Southern is dedicated to providing passengers with safe, comfortable and convenient air travel services by establishing new international partnerships.

This press release was sourced from China Southern Airlines on 24-Dec-2019.