Written on 20th April 2017

China Southern Airlines launches service to Mexico City

China Southern Airlines announced a new service between Guangzhou and Mexico City.

This new route – via Vancouver – will be China Southern’s first route into Latin America and the only service between Guangzhou to Latin America.

Year 2017 marks the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Mexico.

The new route will be China Southern’s longest and the first domestic air route to terminate in Mexico City. Departures from Guangzhou will be every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and return flights from Mexico City leave every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

This new service to Mexico City will be operated by one of China Southern’s flagship aircraft, the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and will make a stopover in Vancouver.

Passengers on this new route who travel from other cities within China may obtain their boarding pass for two legs of the entire journey, will not need to obtain their checked baggage and may pass through China Customs when transferring in Guangzhou.

All luggage may be checked through to the passenger’s final destination. Travelers may still need to make a customs declaration, if needed and those passengers who are traveling to other cities can enjoy the same service when they depart Mexico City and transfer in Guangzhou.

The stopover in Vancouver will not require passengers traveling to/from Mexico City to enter and then depart from Canada, pass through Canadian Customs or claim their baggage.

However, those passengers who transfer in Mexico City will need to make a customs declaration, claim their baggage and be subject to random customs checks.

China Southern will be cooperating with its SkyTeam partner Aeroméxico to transport passengers to additional Mexican and Latin American destinations, including Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.

Source: China Southern Airlines