China Southern Airlines Plans for Further Fleet and Route Expansion
China Southern’s growth is underpinned by ambitious expansion of its current fleet of 799 aircraft, with the airline aiming to operate over 1,000 aircraft by 2020, and 2,000 by 2035. Having recently taken delivery of its 13th B737 MAX 8, and its 8th A320neo, China Southern's strong order book ensures a consistent delivery of new aircraft to meet its goals. China Southern Airlines CEO Tan Wangeng has said: "By 2020 there will be 200 million outbound tourists from China. This provides us with a lot of opportunities for development, we will expand and collaborate with our peers in international markets".
In addition to fleet growth, the airline is also aiming to increase it’s already vast route network by adding operations to South America within the next three years and also plans to add further destinations in Africa, building its route network in two exciting continents.
With modern aircraft, excellent pay, multiple roster patterns, an extensive worldwide network for commuting and worldwide expatriate medical insurance provided free to you, now is an excellent time to join this award winning airline. Rishworth Aviation and China Southern Airlines can provide you with Captain pilot jobs across three different aircraft types B777, B787 and A330, on 4 year renewable contracts. Learn more about the exciting pilot jobs available below.
About China Southern Airlines
Based in Guangzhou, China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet in Asia and 3rd largest in the world. Globally, China Southern is the 6th largest airline in the world by passengers carried and ranks first in Asia by fleet size, passengers carried and revenue. In addition to its main hubs of Guangzhou and Beijing, the airline operates numerous secondary hubs throughout southern China. It was the first Chinese airline to join a global airline alliance, being welcomed to SkyTeam in 2007.
Since its establishment in 1988, China Southern has grown significantly, now operating more than 2,000 flights to over 220 destinations in over 40 countries and regions. China Southern Airlines was named the ‘World's Most Improved Airline’ in 2018 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. The company’s rating moved up nine places to 14th among the top 100 airlines worldwide, the first time it has made the top 20. It also won the award of Best First Class Airline in China and Best First Class Airline Lounge in China. In 2017, the airline transported more than 126 million passengers globally.
About Rishworth Aviation and China Southern Airlines
Rishworth Aviation has a dedicated team who speak both English and Chinese based in China and at head office in Auckland, New Zealand. Our team is on hand to assist you during the application, screening and start of contract process and in adapting to working and living in China. We are there to facilitate communications with the airline, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible for you during your time on contract with us.
Jack Jiang - South China Representative / Pilot Support
Hello, I am Rishworth Aviation's South China Representative. Based in Guangzhou, I was born in Guizhou province before moving to Zhuhai, Guangdong province. I am a graduate of Haerbin University of Science & Technology with a degree in Business Administration. I have a background in Human Resources and Customer Service and enjoy helping our client Airlines and Pilots during the screening and joining process and adapting to work and life in China. Together with our team in China and New Zealand, I look forward to working with you and providing the best possible assistance and support.
Cynthia Wilson - Lead Consultant
I am based at Rishworth Aviation's Auckland office and was born in China, however, moved to New Zealand many years ago. I hold a Bachelor degree from the University of Auckland majoring in International Business and Marketing. I previously worked as a Legal Executive for an Auckland law firm. I enjoy dealing with people from different cultures and finding the right job for expatriate pilots.
Duke Du - Recruitment Consultant
As part of the North East Asia recruitment team based in Auckland New Zealand, my focus is to help pilots from around the globe with job opportunities at airlines in China. I have worked in legal and operations roles in China, Tibet, Hong Kong and the USA, holding an LLB from China and an LLM degree from the U.K. It is rewarding to see that I can apply my knowledge and experiences to the aviation industry and help pilots to achieve their career goals. In my spare time, I love fishing, cooking & exploring New Zealand.
Liz Loveridge - Regional Director
In my many years with Rishworth, I have been involved in all aspects of the business, having worked with most of our airline clients in the Asia Pacific region. I have over 18 years’ experience in aviation and general recruitment and previously I was a lawyer working in the UK and New Zealand. When not travelling and experiencing all the history, arts and culture around the world that I love; I am happy enjoying the fantastic outdoors, and the food and wine that New Zealand has to offer.