SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China Southern (NYSE:) Airlines (SS:) (HK:) said on Thursday that it will leave the Skyteam airline alliance on Jan 1 next year to meet the needs of the company’s own development strategy.
China’s largest airline by passenger numbers said in a statement posted on its official Weibo account that the Skyteam alliance respected the firm’s decision to not renew its membership.
China Southern Airlines also said in a separate statement posted to the Shanghai stock exchange that it did not expect the move to have a significant impact on its operations.
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