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China Southern joins IAG’s Partner Plus programme

[ August 11, 2015   //   ]

China Southern Airlines has become the latest airline to join IAG Cargo’s Partner Plus Programme with customers gaining access confirmed space booked on China Southern Airlines aircraft to a range of new destinations including Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Urumqi.

IAG chief executive, Steve Gunning, commented: “Our Partner Plus Programme has allowed us to grow our network reach in an asset light way. Today’s deal will provide our customers with new destinations in some of the Asia’s most important trading hubs. IAG Cargo has its sites firmly set on network expansion and Partner Plus is allowing us to meet this goal much more rapidly than would otherwise be possible.

He added: “With the addition of China Southern, our programme now offers our customers extended network reach across all the world’s key markets. Our focus is now shifting away from adding new members and onto deepening our commercial relationships with the existing members of the programme”

China Southern senior vice president cargo, Zhao Fengsheng, said: “IAG Cargo has a strong global network reach and will prove an important partner in helping us to connect our customers with markets in Europe, the Americas and elsewhere.”

There are now six carriers in the Partner Plus programme including Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, the Avianca group, American Airlines, and Finnair.

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