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Chinese airlines are flooding the world with super-cheap airfares for long-haul flights

Delivering a hammer blow to the foreign carriers trying to keep up

Angus Whitley & Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg 

Killing four empty hours at Guangzhou airport waiting for a China Southern connection to Sydney may not be everyone’s idea of fun. For Gina Capella, it was a no-brainer. The 43-year-old Boston resident and her friend saved hundreds of dollars last year choosing China Southern Airlines Co over a direct flight from Seoul with Korean Air Lines Co or Asiana Airlines Inc. “We didn’t mind the layover because it was so much cheaper,” she said. “Like, almost half the price.” Chinese airlines are flooding the world with some of the lowest long-haul fares ever ...

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First Published: Wed, December 14 2016. 08:42 IST