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Now you can “Jet to Tibet.”

China's Largest Airline To Fly To "The Roof of the World";

China Southern Set To Launch New 757 Service to Lhasa, Tibet


LHASA, Tibet:China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) (HKSE: 1055), the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, is pleased to announce that it will begin service from Guangzhou to Lhasa, Tibet.

The new Wednesday and Saturday service is slated to begin on Wednesday, April 30 from Guangzhou in Southern China to Shangri-La in Yunnan Province with continuing service to Gongkar Airport, Lhasa. 

China Southern Airlines will dedicate a Boeing 757 on this new route.

"Our new service to 'The Roof of the World' is an excellent opportunity for business and vacation destination travelers to visit this unique and incredibly beautiful destination - set apart from the rest of the world. The rolling hills of the high plateau and stunning Himalayas are a sight not to be missed," said Mr. Li Kun, Vice President, China Southern Airlines.

"Today in the age of information with jet aircraft, highways and the Internet, mysterious and untamed places are rare to be found. But, Yunnan Province and Tibet are truly an exception. Also known for generations as The Forbidden Land, The Roof of the World and by many more, the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom, is one of world's last remote outposts," added Mr. Li.

China Southern Airlines attaches great importance on the budding Western China aviation marketplace. Currently China Southern operates nearly 100 weekly flights - from more than 10 cities including Mainland China and Hong Kong - to the main cities in Yunnan Province. This newly launched service to Tibet is an important supplement to the massive China Southern Airlines' route network.

Yunnan is a well-known tourist province, with beautiful natural scenes, mysterious ethnic/folk custom, ancient mythical legends attractive to countless domestic and overseas tourists. Yunnan enjoys not only rich tourist resources but comfortable climate in four seasons.

China Southern Airlines carries hundreds of thousands of domestic and International passengers from all over the world to Yunnan every year. The new service to Shangri-La will further foster the tourist market and the local economy in Yunnan.

Guangzhou - Shangri-La- Lhasa

(CZ 3417/8 Every Wednesday & Saturday)

CZ 3417

Depart Guangzhou 07:30

Arrive Shangri-La 10:05 

Depart Shangri-La 11:00

Arrive Lhasa 12:40

CZ 3418

Depart Lhasa 13:40

Arrive Shangri-La 15:10

Depart Shangri-La 16:00

Arrive Guangzhou 18:20

The largest airline in The People's Republic of China for the past 23 years, China Southern Airlines<http://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.

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