China Southern Airlines has set up a branch company in the southwestern Chinese province Yunnan, a stronghold of rival China Eastern Airlines. Eight new China Southern domestic routes from Yunnan will be opened in March and a service to Islamabad, Pakistan, from provincial capital Kunming will begin in June, the carrier said. These moves by China Southern support a government policy to use Yunnan as a hub through which to connect with the economies of neighboring countries in South and ...

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