China Southern Alliance Update

Pascal Flohil
Chief Operations Officer
Community Manager
Content Manager
5 months ago
China Southern represents a significant airline in the Asian market and we are keeping CSN in the VA until the transition period expires at the end of 2019. As it stands China Southern is a large domestic and international carrier with a fleet of over 600 aircraft, serving over 200 destinations. The airline is still committed to numerous joint ventures the most notable for the VA being the European-Asian joint venture with the Air France – KLM group

Keeping this in mind we would like to hear your thoughts regarding the direction we may take the VA with regards to China Southern and their decision to no longer renew their commitment to being a full member.
Ian Warui
747 Captain
777 Captain
787 Captain
5 months ago
I think we should still house them considering some people fly their routes a lot in as much as that would be unrealistic.
Kim de Groote
737 Captain
747 Captain
777 Captain
A320 Captain
25 Unique Destinations
50 Unique Destinations
5 months ago
The future for of alliances is not certain, I think Skyteam will search for another partner in asia, but maybe it’s an idea to incorporate codechares to fill the temporary gap that willl occur. That being said, I’m new here and haven’t flown any asian routes yet.
Stephen Ellis
Elite Member
737 Captain
747 Captain
777 Captain
25 Unique Destinations
5 months ago
For the purist it would be logical to remove the schedules relating to China Southern, however if it leaves a huge gap in the route network, it may be plausible to keep them in until maybe a replacement airline joins.
Are the routes popular ?
Ákos Forró
737 Captain
747 Captain
767 Captain
777 Captain
787 Captain
A320 Captain
A330 Captain
777 Tour
5 months ago
I’m on the “get rid of them” side aswell. If they leave in real, they should be removed from the VA aswell.
Vladimir Bartalos 4 months ago
From the web :

SkyTeam - which includes Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) and Air France KLM SA (AIRF.PA) - has said it will work with China Southern to ensure a seamless transition for all customers and partners - a process that will run throughout 2019 and be completed by the year-end.

Im inclined to wait till the end of the year

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