Four-Star Safety

China Southern Airlines is honored by the CAAC

By: Terra Judge

China Southern Airlines, the ninth-largest airline in the world and the largest airline in China, has been honored with the Four-Star Flight Safety Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the CAAC.

“Currently the most prestigious safety award in the Chinese aviation industry, China Southern, as of May 20 this year, has safely flown four million hours, becoming the only Chinese carrier maintaining the longest safety record,” said CAAC minister Yang Yuan Yuan.

In accordance with the CAAC regulations issued in Oct. 2006, starting from 2006, the CAAC will deliver the flight safety awards to the carriers based upon the amount of consecutive safe flight hours they kept.

For one million consecutive flight hours, the CAAC will honor a Chinese carrier with the First-Star Flight Safety Award; the Two-Star Flight Safety Award for two million hours safely flown, and so on. For 10 million safe flight hours, the airline will be honored with the Blue-Sky Diamond Flight Safety Award.

As the largest carrier in China for the last 28 years in terms of aircraft fleet, extensive air network and annual passenger traffic, China Southern Airlines currently operates more than 310 aircraft and more than 1,300 daily flights all over the world connecting more than 80 cities. Major destinations in China include Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan. International service destinations include Amsterdam, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Min City, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Lagos, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.