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China Southern Airlines & Garuda Indonesia Ink New Code Share Pledge; Carriers to Offer New Services On Jakarta/Guangzhou Run.

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DENPASAR, Indonesia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2001

China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) (HKSE:1055), the largest airline in the People's Republic of China, announced that it has signed a code share agreement on the Jakarta/Guangzhou route -- starting Saturday, Dec. 8 -- with Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of the Republic of Indonesia.

In making the announcement, Mr. Li Kun, Vice President, China Southern Airlines, said: "Clearly the Sino-Indonesian route is one of the important international routes in Chinese aviation. With this agreement, we can anticipate that both our airlines will further develop joint opportunities to advance this important route by tapping into each other's advantages and work cooperatively with one another on an ongoing basis."

Garuda Indonesia ( is the national airline of the Republic of Indonesia and is 100% owned by the Indonesian Government. The airline and its subsidiaries operate more than 100 aircraft, carry more than 10 million passengers a year and employ upwards of 25,000 people.

Garuda itself operates 44 aircraft, many the latest models available, carries almost six million passengers a year and employs nearly 9,500 people.

Mr. Li added, "With full implementation of this code share agreement, both parties will achieve the maximum benefit of increasing flight frequencies and percentage of seat usage while fully utilizing current aircraft resources -- and increasing revenues -- but not requiring both parties to dedicate additional (and valuable) airline resources. This code share will ultimately provide more choices and improved services for passengers travelling between China and Indonesia."

Flights sold by Garuda Indonesia and operated by China Southern
Airlines will depart Jakarta to Guangzhou every Thursday and Sunday:

CZ388 Jakarta 07:40 13:10 Guangzhou

From Guangzhou to Jakarta:

CZ387 Guangzhou 16:45 20:10 Jakarta

Flights sold by China Southern Airlines and operated by Garuda
Indonesia will depart from Jakarta to Guangzhou every Tuesday and

GA898 Jakarta 09:00 14:30 Guangzhou

From Guangzhou to Jakarta:

GA899 Guangzhou 15:35 19:00 Jakarta

China Southern Airlines' Jakarta Office is located at Plaza Mutiara 905, 181 Huanshi Lu, Jalan Lingkar Kuningan, Kav. E. No. 1 & 2. Telephone (62-21) 576-2088 or fax: (62-21) 576-2080.

China Southern Airlines' Guangzhou ticket office is located at Baiyun International Airport. Tel: (8620) 8668-2000, fax: (8620) 8612-0460, passenger check-in: (86-20) 8612-2907 or via e-mail at:

China Southern Airlines currently has international code share agreements with Delta Air Lines, Asiana Airlines, Japan Air System, Vietnam Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, as well as domestic code share agreements with China Northern Airlines and China Yunnan Airlines.

The largest airline in the People's Republic of China for the past 21 years, 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, as well as international service, including Amsterdam, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Osaka, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore and Sydney.

For China Southern Airlines reservations and information, contact your local travel agent.
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