China Southern Airlines has announced its participation in the latest Round-The-World airfare programme from the SkyTeam global airline
alliance, adding for the first time extensive travel options to and within China.
The new SkyTeam Round-The-World fares start from just
A$3,049, plus taxes, for an Economy Class ticket to up to five destinations, with
additional options for Economy, Business or First Class travel to a maximum of 15 destinations.
“China is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most exciting destinations for both tourists and business travellers,” said James Liu,
China Southern’s General Manager, Australia and New Zealand.
“When we joined SkyTeam recently, not only did we connect our airline with a global network of quality carriers – we provided significant
new opportunities for world travellers to include journeys to and within
The new SkyTeam Round-The-World fares offer travel with up to 14 quality airlines to over 840 destinations in 162 countries, giving
travellers a vast range of options to choose from.
Up to three classes of travel are offered, though these are not available on every airline or sector flown. China Southern, for example, offers
Business and Economy Class travel, but not First Class.
Passengers using the new SkyTeam Round-The-World fare can depart from or return to Australia with China Southern Airlines, which offers
direct flights between Sydney and Guangzhou, and two, weekly non-stop services from Melbourne.
Possible itinerary options include:
• Sydney - Guangzhou (China Southern), Guangzhou - Paris (Air France/China Southern), own surface arrangements to Amsterdam, then
Amsterdam - New York (KLM), New York - Vancouver (Continental Airlines), own surface arrangements to Seattle, then Seattle
(Northwest) and Seoul - Sydney (Korean)
- Guangzhou - Beijing (China Southern), Beijing - Moscow (Aeroflot), Moscow
- Prague (Czech), Prague - Amsterdam -
Manchester (KLM), Manchester - New York (Delta), New York - Seattle (Continental), Seattle
- Honolulu (Northwest), Honolulu - Seoul - Sydney (Korean)
• Brisbane - Seoul
- Prague (Korean), Prague - London (Czech), London - Amsterdam - Paris (KLM), Paris
- Madrid (Air France), Madrid -
New York (Delta), New York - Mexico City - Los Angeles (AeroMexico) and Los Angeles
- Guangzhou - Sydney (China Southern)
Within China, a vast range of options is available on the China Southern Airlines domestic network.
“It is significant for both China Southern and SkyTeam that we have joined this prestigious alliance – and even more significant that our first
major initiative within SkyTeam is to join the Round-The-World fare programme in the year of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games,” said Mr Liu.
SkyTeam Round-The-World fares must be booked and paid seven days prior to departure for sectors up to and including the first
SkyTeam’s full member airlines are Aeroflot, AeroMexico, Air France, KLM, Alitalia, China Southern, Continental Airlines, Czech Airlines,
Delta, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines. There are also three associate partners - Air Europa, Copa Airlines and Kenya Airways.
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