Form 6-K CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES For: Mar 16

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

March 16, 2022

 

 

CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

68 Qi Xin Road

Guangzhou, 510403

People’s Republic of China

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

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China Southern Airlines Company Limited (the “Company”) published the following announcement on March 15, 2022 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s website at:

https://www1.hkexnews.hk/listedco/listconews/sehk/2022/0315/2022031500878.pdf, in relation to the key operating data of the Company and its subsidiaries for February 2022.

The announcement in English is included as an exhibit to this Form 6-K.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES COMPANY LIMITED

 

By:  

/s/ Xie Bing

Name: Xie Bing
Title: Company Secretary

Date: March 16, 2022

Exhibit 99.1

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

 

LOGO

(a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China with limited liability)

(Stock Code: 1055)

ANNOUNCEMENT ON KEY OPERATING DATA

 

This announcement is made based on the operating data for February 2022 of the Group to be published on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and pursuant to Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

The relevant key operating data was calculated based on the internal statistics of the Group, which may differ from the data disclosed in the relevant periodic reports. Investors are hereby reminded of the risks which may result from inappropriate reliance upon or utilization of the relevant information.

This announcement is made based on the operating data for February 2022 of China Southern Airlines Company Limited (the “Company”) and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Group”) to be published on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and pursuant to Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

In February 2022, passenger capacity (measured by available seat kilometres (“ASK”)) of the Group increased by 43.12% as compared with the same period last year (a year-on-year (“YoY”) basis), of which, passenger capacity for domestic routes increased by 46.97%, regional routes and international routes decreased by 18.94% and 29.89%, respectively, as compared with the same period last year. Compared with the same period last year, passenger traffic (measured by revenue passenger kilometres (“RPK”)) increased by 50.76%, of which, passenger traffic for domestic routes and regional routes increased by 52.67% and 11.11%, respectively, international routes decreased by 8.60%, as compared with the same period last year. The passenger load factor was 68.25%, representing an increase of 3.46 percentage points as compared with the same period last year, of which, the passenger load factor for domestic routes, regional routes and international routes increased by 2.56 percentage points, 11.56 percentage points and 12.44 percentage points, respectively, as compared with the same period last year.

In terms of cargo operations, in February 2022, cargo capacity (measured by available tonne kilometers (“ATK”)—Cargo and Mail) increased by 12.35% as compared with the same period last year. Cargo and mail traffic (measured by revenue tonne kilometres (“RTK”)—Cargo and Mail) decreased by 1.37% as compared with the same period last year. The cargo and mail load factor was 49.84%, representing a decrease of 6.93 percentage points as compared with the same period last year.

 

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In February 2022, the Group has newly launched the following major route: Wuhan – Ningbo – Wuhan (being three flights a week).

In February 2022, the Group introduced two A319NEO aircrafts and two A321NEO aircrafts, and disposed of one A380 aircraft. As of the end of February 2022, the Group operated a fleet of 880 commercial aircrafts as set out below:

 

Aircraft Model

   Self-owned      Finance Lease      Operating Lease      Subtotal  

Airbus 380 Series

     4        0        0        4  

Airbus 350 Series

     0        12        0        12  

Airbus 330 Series

     4        29        7        40  

Airbus 320 Series

     103        113        123        339  

Boeing 787 Series

     4        25        10        39  

Boeing 777 Series

     8        21        0        29  

Boeing 737 Series

     161        72        166        399  

EMB190 Series

     6        0        0        6  

ARJ21

     1        11        0        12  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     291        283        306        880  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

As at the end of February 2022, save for the commercial aircrafts mentioned above, the Group operated a fleet of 28 civil helicopters.

 

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KEY OPERATING DATA OF FEBRUARY 2022  

Traffic

   February 2022      Cumulative 2022  
   Amount      Month-on-
Month
(“MoM”)
Change
(%)
     YoY
Change
(%)
     Amount      YoY Change
(%)
 

RPK (in million)

 

Domestic

     11,601.20        9.70        52.67        22,176.13        34.59  

Regional

     11.11        14.17        11.11        20.84        -4.68  

International

     217.39        -21.63        -8.60        494.76        -18.13  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     11,829.70        8.91        50.76        22,691.73        32.68  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

RTK (in million)

 

Domestic

     1,096.47        4.03        48.05        2,150.45        31.66  

Regional

     1.65        -6.07        5.25        3.40        -10.42  

International

     483.02        -9.22        -3.41        1,015.12        -11.35  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     1,581.14        -0.42        27.28        3,168.97        13.90  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

RTK - Cargo and Mail (in million)

 

Domestic

     78.40        -37.72        10.77        204.29        16.17  

Regional

     0.67        -25.49        -2.17        1.56        -16.14  

International

     463.80        -8.61        -3.16        971.30        -11.00  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     542.87        -14.41        -1.37        1,177.14        -7.25  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Passengers carried (in thousand)

 

Domestic

     7,297.62        10.11        45.78        13,925.06        26.55  

Regional

     11.27        12.49        17.24        21.29        0.29  

International

     39.69        -5.46        0.91        81.68        -19.08  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     7,348.59        10.02        45.38        14,028.03        26.09  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cargo and mail carried (in thousand tonnes)

 

Domestic

     46.15        -37.89        5.59        120.45        11.73  

Regional

     0.68        -25.19        -1.31        1.59        -16.11  

International

     47.36        -10.22        -4.90        100.11        -11.84  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     94.19        -26.39        -0.01        222.15        -0.49  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Capacity

   February 2022      Cumulative 2022  
   Amount      MoM
Change
(%)
     YoY
Change
(%)
     Amount      YoY Change
(%)
 

ASK (in million)

 

Domestic

     16,900.18        1.37        46.97        33,572.76        33.73  

Regional

     25.99        -7.54        -18.94        54.10        -27.34  

International

     407.02        -25.10        -29.89        950.42        -32.34  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     17,333.19        0.52        43.12        34,577.28        30.07  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

ATK (in million)

 

Domestic

     1,891.22        1.41        47.83        3,756.23        34.10  

Regional

     3.63        -6.32        -20.28        7.50        -26.45  

International

     754.40        -9.83        -2.75        1,591.06        -10.67  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     2,649.24        -2.08        28.63        5,354.79        16.61  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

ATK — Cargo and Mail (in million)

 

Domestic

     370.20        1.57        51.46        734.68        35.67  

Regional

     1.29        -4.04        -22.58        2.63        -24.75  

International

     717.77        -8.89        -0.79        1,505.53        -9.01  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     1,089.25        -5.58        12.35        2,242.84        1.97  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Load Factor

   February 2022      Cumulative 2022  
   Figure
(%)
     MoM
Change
(Percentage
Points)
     YoY
Change
(Percentage
Points)
     Figure
(%)
     YoY Change
(Percentage
Points)
 

Passenger Load Factor (RPK/ASK)

 

Domestic

     68.65        5.22        2.56        66.05        0.42  

Regional

     42.74        8.13        11.56        38.52        9.16  

International

     53.41        2.37        12.44        52.06        9.04  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     68.25        5.26        3.46        65.63        1.29  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cargo and Mail Load Factor

 

Domestic

     21.18        -13.36        -7.78        27.81        -4.67  

Regional

     51.72        -14.90        10.79        59.32        6.09  

International

     64.62        0.20        -1.58        64.52        -1.45  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     49.84        -5.14        -6.93        52.48        -5.21  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Overall Load Factor (RTK/ATK)

 

Domestic

     57.98        1.47        0.09        57.25        -1.06  

Regional

     45.44        0.12        11.02        45.38        8.12  

International

     64.03        0.43        -0.44        63.80        -0.49  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     59.68        0.99        -0.63        59.18        -1.41  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Notes:

1.

“RPK(s)” refers to the number of passengers carried multiplied by the kilometers flown;

2.

“RTK(s)” refers to the load (passenger and cargo) in tonnes multiplied by the kilometers flown;

3.

“RTK(s)—Cargo and Mail” refers to the cargo and mail load in tonnes multiplied by the kilometers flown;

4.

“ASK(s)” refers to the number of seats available for sale multiplied by the kilometers flown;

5.

“ATK(s)” refers to the number of tonnes of capacity available for transportation multiplied by the kilometers flown;

6.

“ATK(s)—Cargo and Mail” refers to the number of tonnes of capacity available for the carriage of cargo and mail multiplied by the kilometers flown;

7.

“Passenger Load Factor” refers to RPK expressed as a percentage of ASK;

8.

“Cargo and Mail Load Factor” refers to RTK- Cargo and Mail expressed as a percentage of ATK—Cargo and Mail;

9.

“Overall Load Factor” refers to RTK expressed as a percentage of ATK.

The key operating data above was calculated based on the internal preliminary statistics of the Group, which may be subsequently adjusted or differ from the data disclosed in the relevant periodic reports. Investors are hereby reminded of the risks which may result from inappropriate reliance upon or utilization of the information given above.

 

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By order of the Board
China Southern Airlines Company Limited
Xie Bing
Company Secretary

Guangzhou, the People’s Republic of China

15 March 2022

As at the date of this announcement, the Directors include Ma Xu Lun and Han Wen Sheng as executive Directors; and Liu Chang Le, Gu Hui Zhong, Guo Wei and Yan Andrew Y as independent non-executive Directors.

 

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