China Southern Airlines
has expanded its cooperative marketing agreement with Sichuan Airlines to include full cooperation in each airline's
respective frequent flyer programs.
This new agreement between Sichuan Airlines marks the
airline partnership for China Southern Airlines.
"Clearly this frequent flyer partnership will be a major boost to the more than
150,000 FFP members of Sichuan Airlines as they can now 'earn and burn' miles on any China Southern Airlines' flight," said Mr. Li Kun, Vice President,
China Southern Airlines.
Effective immediately, Sky Pearl Club members can take advantage of
earning and burning miles on any 3U (Sichuan Airlines) flight - as well as on
any CZ (China Southern Airlines) flight.
Under this new cooperative program, Sky Pearl Club members flying on any
Sichuan Airlines' flight are requested - upon boarding - to slide their membership card through special key reader machines within the cabin of
the aircraft - rather than providing their membership card upon airport
ticketing and check-in.
China Southern Airlines recently integrated
four frequent flyer programs
of the three airlines under its management, specifically The Blue Sky and
Lilac Club(s) of China Northern Airlines and The Swan Club of Xinjiang Airlines into one massive FFP program totaling more than 1.7 Million
All current members of The Sky Pearl Club can fly any of the three airlines
and accrue miles good for free award travel of China Southern, China Northern and/or Xinjiang Airlines.
Through June 1, 2003, China Southern Airlines is launching a major
double-award mileage promotion on more than 170 selected routes, (the majority departing from Northeast China) using the flight code CZ.