China Southern 747-400. Photo: Courtesy, Boeing. China Southern Airlines plans to launch a cargo carrier this year, following in the footsteps of Air China and China Eastern Airlines. CZ didn’t reveal the operating base of its new cargo carrier but it is widely believed to be in Shanghai, the biggest and most lucrative cargo market in China. The Guangzhou-based carrier was scheduled to launch a cargo joint venture with Air France-KLM in 2008, but owing to that year’s ...

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