China Southern Airlines has announced that it will be offering its passengers the advantage of non-stop scheduled services between Guangzhou and Colombo with effect from September 26, 2017.
The airline would initially operate three flights a week to Colombo en route the Maldives and return from the Maldives via Colombo to Guangzhou, China.
Hemas Aviation Private Limited, as the general sales agent (GSA) for China Southern Lines, has enabled travellers to make avail of its reservations, marketing and sales and ticketing services in Sri Lanka as a result of the partnership.
China Southern Airlines is one of the three major carriers in mainland China, with over 100,000 employees around the globe.
China Southern ranked first in Asia and fourth in the world in traffic volume and fleet size in 2016, with the highest safety record in China.
China Southern Airlines has formed an extensive network with Guangzhou, Beijing Urumqi and Chong Qing as its hubs, covering all of China, radiating throughout Asia and linking Europe, America, Oceania and Africa, building an international network-oriented airline.
The airline operates more than 2,000 daily flights to 208 destinations in 40 countries and regions. Through close co-operation with its SkyTeam partners, China Southern’s global route network spans 1,062 destinations to 177 countries and regions.
A spokesperson from Hemas Aviation Private Limited said, “As the general sales agent for China Southern Airlines, we are excited to introduce the airline’s online operations to Sri Lanka. Our goal is to ensure that we support China Southern to enhance its presence, with Bandaranaike International Airport becoming its 122nd international destination.
“This partnership also plays a vital role in enabling the Hemas group expand its presence in the aviation industry and enhance Sri Lanka’s aviation and tourism aspirations.”
Hemas Aviation Private Limited is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC.