China Southern Builds First Olympic Flight Attendants Etiquette Mission in the Chinese...
* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.
China Southern Builds First Olympic Flight Attendants Etiquette Mission in the Chinese Aviation Industry China Southern Airlines' Olympic Etiquette Flight Attendants Debut Brilliantly GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Southern Airlines, (NYSE: ZNH; HKSE: 1055; SHA 600029)( http://www.csair.com/global ) the newest member of SkyTeam and the largest airline in The People's Republic of China is pleased to announce the set up the First Olympic Flight Attendant Etiquette Mission in the Chinese aviation industry. The newly recruited thirty-four "prospective stewardesses" of China Southern Airlines, who are former Beijing Olympic hostesses, appeared in their inauguration ceremony, wearing Chinese silk dresses with their hair pulled back tightly into neat buns, just the same appearance as in the Beijing Olympic & Paralympic Games. These beaming young girls promised to bring Olympic-style courteous reception to airline services and continue to commit themselves to voluntary work during the Guangzhou 2010 Asia Games. The Guangzhou Asia Games organizing committee also expressed their hope that the girls could spread Olympic spirit to Guangzhou and contribute to the Guangzhou 2010 Asia Games as volunteers. Those present at the welcoming ceremony were headed by Mr. Tan Wangeng, Executive Vice President of China Southern Airlines. In order to support the Beijing Olympic & Paralympic Games and provide good career prospects for Olympic hostesses, China Southern Airlines announced to recruit Olympic hostess as flight attendants in April and launched a job fair exclusively for candidates on September 19, which attracted thousands of applicants. Girls bidding to become the "air hostess" were carefully selected according to the results of an English test and face-to-face interview. And the society and the public also spoke highly of this righteous act undertaken for the volunteers from China Southern. It is reported that the first batch of applicants are eligible to take part in initial newly hired flight attendants training and will formally join China Southern Airlines after successfully finishing the training courses that include inflight services, cabin safety and professional etiquette. The qualified new flight attendants will be based either in Beijing or Guangzhou and are likely to be assigned to serve international long-haul routes on A380s in the future. They are expected to display elegance, confidence and professional attitude during inflight services. China Southern Airlines, as China's largest airline company with the most extensive route network, has made great contributions to Olympic transportation services. China Southern has operated 69,417 flights and carried nearly one-third of the Olympic Games-related passengers during the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games and achieved a flight punctuality rate at 92.3%, both taking the lead in the Chinese aviation industry. About China Southern Airlines China Southern Airlines, with the most extensive air network in The People's Republic of China, operates the largest and the most state-of-the-art aircraft fleets in the country. Currently, China Southern Airlines operates 342 modern aircraft, serving destinations to 841 cities in 162 countries, forming an extensive network, with Guangzhou and Beijing as its hubs, covering all of China and radiating throughout Asia with convenient connections to all main cities in the world via close cooperation with all the SkyTeam member airlines. In 2007, China Southern Airlines carried nearly 57 million passengers, being ranked #4 in the world and #1 in Asia for annual passenger traffic and is the only carrier in Asia entering into the World's Top Five passenger transport airlines. As of 16 July 2008, China Southern Airlines had achieved more than 5 million safe flight hours and carried 2.5 hundred million passengers safely and was honored with the Five-Star Flight Safety Award by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) -- the current most prestigious award for safe flight operations in the Chinese aviation industry, becoming the only Chinese carrier maintaining the longest safety record and occupying a leading position in the international aviation industry. China Southern currently has nearly 70,000 employees including more than 6,000 flight attendants. With the advance of its transformation into an international network-oriented airline and the introduction of a several new aircraft, the Olympic etiquette volunteers will see joining China Southern Airlines as an ideal career choice throughout their life. SOURCE China Southern Airlines Derek Shao, Public Relations Department, +86-20-8611-2410, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Grace Chen, Public Relations Department, +86-20-8611-2565, or email@example.com, both of China Southern Airlines
- WTO overcomes last minute hitch to reach its first global trade deal
- Colorado baker discriminated by denying gay couple wedding cake: judge
- Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai
- Amish girl in Ohio will not be forced to resume chemo for cancer
- North Korea frees U.S. Korean War veteran after seven weeks