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China Southern's Sky Pearl Club Now The Nation's Largest FFP

Travel News Asia 16 January 2003

China Southern Air Holding Company - the parent company of China Southern Airlines has announced the official integration of the four frequent flyer programs of the three airlines under its management, specifically The Blue Sky and Lilac Club(s) of China Northern Airlines; The Swan Club of Xinjiang Airlines and China Southern Airlines' Sky Pearl Club, into one massive FFP program totaling more than 1.7 Million members.

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.

China Southern Airlines currently has 23 Sky Pearl Club FFP service centers at convenient airport and major metropolitan city locations throughout China.

Sky Pearl Club Service Centers provide a host of valuable customer services, including: instant club membership; instant Sky Pearl Club membership card issuance; retro mileage claims and bar code issuance.

In its four year history, China Southern Airlines' Sky Pearl Club has seen its membership increase at a substantial annual rate: 250,000 in 2000; 700,000 in 2001, more 1.5 Million and Xinjiang Airlines - now more than 1.7 Million members.

More than 5,000 new members join the Sky Pearl Club each week.

China Southern Airlines has FFP code share agreements with numerous International airlines such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Sky Pearl Club members can also earn miles, special discount rates and room upgrades with its hotel partners Shangri-La and Marriott throughout  China and Asia. Additionally, China Southern Airlines has commercial and cooperative general agreements with China Mobile and Kelon Group.

China Southern Airlines connects more than 80 cities around the globe. Major business and vacation destinations served in China include: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan and as well as international service, including: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

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