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China Southern

About China Southern Business Class To The UK & Europe

China Southern Airlines offers full lie-flat Business Class and First Class on its daily service from Auckland to Guangzhou.  From Guangzhou, China Southern offers onward connections to London, Amsterdam and Paris. For your flights from Auckland to Europe via Guangzhou, are aboard the modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

China Southern holds a 4 star Skytrax quality rating (the same as Air New Zealand’s rating).

Why Choose China Southern Airlines

For a travel agency such as Fine Travel, China Southern's Business Class options to the UK and Europe provides us with a range of choices that help our clients enjoy the long-haul flights to their ultimate destination.

Experience Business Class or First Class

The Business Class cabin (pictured) onboard the 787 Dreamliner from Auckland has 24 fully lie-flat seats in 3 rows of 2 forward facing. The seat width is 26 inches and the legroom is 74 inches.

The First Class cabin aboard the 787 Dreamliner from Auckland has 4 full lie-flat seats in 3 rows of 1-2-1 forward facing. The seat width is 26 inches and the legroom is 84 inches.

Secure Specials with Fine Travel

At Fine Travel we work with China Southern to secure the latest Business Class discounts to the UK and Europe for our clients.  

Through a direct relationship with China Southern’s New Zealand based team we can:

  • Save our clients time by investigating travel dates that meet their needs and fit with discounts available.

  • Provide comprehensive itineraries that can be held before payment is required (when compared with the instant purchase option online).

Should you require any date changes, special requests (such as allowances for allergies) or a stopover, we can also arrange these for you, saving time working with China Southern’s call centre.

The China Southern Network

China Southern offers Business Class flights fly from Auckland and Christchurch to the UK and Europe via its hub of Guangzhou, China.  Stopover options are available and sometimes required depending on connection times.


From Guangzhou, China Southern flies directly to an extensive list of destinations. Popular services include London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva and Stockholm (with much more available).

Frequent Flyer Membership

China Southern Airlines frequent flyer program is the Sky Pearl Club which is part of the SkyTeam Alliance which also includes: Russian Airlines, Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, and Northwest Airlines.

Our Experience

Fine Travel Consultant, Sunita Shalivahan has travelled Business Class with China Southern and shared her experience in this blog.

Taking account of its price point, client feedback has been positive, including this feedback:

The return flight from Paris to Guangzhou was outstanding. Most comfortable business class seats we’ve had on any airline (including AirNZ) and excellent food and service. The plane was a very recent Boeing 777. Guangzhou to Auckland was the same as Auckland to Guangzhou.

Hope this information is useful, and many thanks again for your work on our bookings.

Finding Discounted China Southern Business Class Airfares

For its Business Class airfares to the UK / Europe, China Southern releases specific fare classes and operates quite restrictive blackout periods.  Through our experience selling China Southern Business Class, and our comprehensive reservations system, we work with our clients to find the dates that the discounted Business Class airfares are available and help them integrate their China Southern flights into their itinerary.