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:
• Aerolineas Argentinas
• Air Europa
• Air France
• 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.
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
• Japan Airlines
• 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.