European Gateway Re-launched
Beijing Travel News ( Press Release )
China Southern Sets August 1st Re-Launch Amsterdam/China Service; Key European Market
With KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
July 1, 2003 - China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) (HKSE: 1055), the largest airline in
The People's Republic of China, www.cs-air.com/en, is pleased to announce that it will re-launch its
European gateway with service each Tuesday and Friday from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Beijing,
China with continuing service to Guangzhou, China, starting Friday, August 1.
China Southern Airlines will operate this Europe/China service using its long-haul Boeing 777 aircraft on a
code-share basis with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, www.klm.com.
"We are very pleased to be returning to our European gateway home of Amsterdam and offer our
passengers the most extensive domestic network of any airline in China," said Mr. Wang Changshun,
President China Southern Airlines.
Mr. Wang noted that, "China Southern Airlines temporarily suspended service to Amsterdam due to the
recent outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)," but added that, "with the World Health
Organization's www.who.org, removal of its recommendation that people should postpone all but essential
travel to Beijing, China Southern Airlines can again begin offering its exceptional in-flight services to
passengers traveling between China and Europe."
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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