China Southern Airlines will leave the SkyTeam global alliance at the end of next year, a move the airline said will allow it to forge closer ties with other carriers, including oneworld member American Airlines, a part-owner of the Chinese airline. The Guangzhou-based carrier, which joined SkyTeam in 2007, will not renew its membership on Jan. 1, 2019, and will be fully withdrawn from the alliance at the end of the year, the airline said Nov. 15. American made a $200 million ...

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