China Southern Airlines became the first mainland Chinese carrier to gain full membership in a global airline alliance yesterday as it officially became the 11th member of SkyTeam. "We are pleased to take the lead in joining a global airline alliance in China, which will play an important role in improving our brand value and enhancing our core competitiveness and continuous profitability," Chairman Liu Shaoyong said at a ceremony in Beijing. "SkyTeam is known for its unrivaled global ...

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