China Southern Airlines (ZNH) says it finished 2006 selling a record CNY5.47 billion in e-tickets.

China Southern Airlines says it was the first airline in China to sell an Internet e-ticket in 2000, and its commitment to e-ticket sales six years ago is paying major dividends for the nation's largest carrier. As the airline moves toward a 100% ticketless travel environment, China Southern Airlines currently has more than 30% of its overall sales volume sold as e-tickets.

China Southern Airlines is currently only selling e-tickets via its Chinese website and the 2006 sales of CNY5.47 billion in ticket sales came predominantly from Chinese airline ticket sales.

The airline carried 49.21 million passengers in 2006, with revenue of CNY46.54 billion.

The largest airline in China for the past 28 years, China Southern Airlines connects more than 80 cities around the globe. Major business and vacation destinations served in China include: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan. International service includes: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Dubai, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Lagos, Lagos, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.


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