PRIVATE AVIATION: THE NEWEST COMPETITIVE EDGE

| February 13, 2018

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Private airplanes are more than just a form of transportation. They make a statement. A company’s Chief Executive Officer will usually be the face of the company, and the impression she or he makes on clients is critical to success. Private aircraft are not just modes of getting from one place to another: they are a business tool.

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China Southern Airlines is one of the world's largest airlines and a proud member of SkyTeam, operating more than 2000 daily flights to 208 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world. Through close cooperation with its SkyTeam member airlines, China Southern’s network spans 1062 destinations to 177 countries and regions .

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