China Southern’s profit goes down

With carrier increasing capacity, the pressure on profit margins has gone up

A380 capacity China Southern Airlines net profit profit margins

China’s largest airline, China Southern Airlines has had a fall of 29 per cent in net profit in the three months that ended September 30: its profit was $354 million from $501.23 million a year earlier. The only airline in the country to have acquired four A380s – with a fifth one joining the fleet in 2013 – China Southern has been facing pressure on its profit margins as it seeks to boost capacity.