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E-Tickets now at China Southern Airlines
  Beijing Travel News ( Press Release )

China Southern Begins Airline E-ticketing In Rural Western China; 17th Major Metropolitan Market Destination Now With E-Ticket Capability
Guangzhou, China - April 2, 2003 - China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) (HKSE: 1055), the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, is now making e-ticketing available - for the first time - between Shenzhen and Urumqi.
Urumqi - home base for Xinjiang Airlines in Western China and currently merging its operations with China Southern Airlines - will be the 17th major Chinese city to begin Internet E-ticketing.
China Southern Airlines' Internet E-ticketing is available on its Chinese web site at website www.cs- air.com to book tickets or via its Internet partner Et-China at www.et-china.com.
In 2002, China Southern recorded E-ticket sales of $72 Million (US). 2003 Internet revenues are expected to top out at more than $193 Million (US). Holding steady, this would place China Southern Airlines as the #1 E-business leader in China's civil aviation marketplace.
"We will continuously explore the E-ticket business, extend the service into more cities, thoroughly upgrade the E-ticket system into a perfectly functional system and use this cutting-edge technology to meld the connection of reservations, booking, flight departures, revenue accounting and tariff," said Mr. Yan Zhi Qing, President, China Southern Air Holding Company & Chairman of China Southern Airlines Company Ltd.
Mr. Yan added that the airline is, "demonstrating China Southern's brand value of 'convenience and quickness', gradually improving the proportion of E-ticket sales in China Southern's sales revenues, making China Southern one of the leading E-business airlines within China."
China Southern was the first airline in China to start Internet sales business on February 1, 1999 and sold the first domestic E-ticket on March 28, 2000.
During the past three years, China Southern Airlines has gradually built up its service network while continuously expanding its E-business platform to the B-to-C and B-to-B customers and is currently available in 33 major metropolitan cities across China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan.
The largest airline in The People's Republic of China for the past 23 years, China Southern Airlines www.cs-air.com/en 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.
For China Southern Airlines reservations and information, please contact your local travel agent.



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