CHINA: China Southern inks interline deal with Qantas

China Southern Cargo has announced the start of a Special Prorate Agreement with Qantas Airways, enabling China Southern Cargo to extend its cargo shipping network to 22 major freight destinations within the continent of Oceania via its 27 direct Guangzhou – Oceania flights weekly. Since the launch of China Southern Airlines’ network strategy, the capacity […]


China Southern Cargo has announced the start of a Special Prorate Agreement with Qantas Airways, enabling China Southern Cargo to extend its cargo shipping network to 22 major freight destinations within the continent of Oceania via its 27 direct Guangzhou – Oceania flights weekly. Since the launch of China Southern Airlines’ network strategy, the capacity placed into Australian market has been continuously increasing, the carrier said. At present China Southern Airlines flies from Guangzhou to four destinations in Oceania including Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – totalling 27 flights in per week. Connecting with Qantas’ network, China Southern Cargo extends the above four points to more Oceania freight destinations including Perth, Adelaide and Gold Coast in Australia and Wellington, Christchurch in New Zealand. The interline sectors operated by Qantas can accept perishable cargo in addition to general cargo, which is different from an ordinary SPA arrangement, enabling China Southern Cargo to provide more flexible and better service than its competitors on China- Australia air freight market, it said. With the increasing frequencies, China Southern Cargo said it is looking to tap the rising volumes of transit cargo through its Guangzhou hub, which have grown five times over the corresponding period last year.