China Southern Airlines and Air France have expanded their codeshare agreement to another six routes.

Air France will place its code on China Southern's Guangzhou-Kunming, Guangzhou-Xiamen and Guangzhou-Wenzhou services, say the SkyTeam alliance members. China Southern's code will be placed on Air France's services on the Paris-Madrid, Paris-Milan and Paris-London routes, they add.

"The new China Southern-Air France deal is another step of mutual cooperation from the two SkyTeam partners to extend the air links between China and Europe, and provide customers with more flight options," say the carriers.

In June 2004, China Southern and Air France agreed on their first joint routing between Guangzhou and Paris.

The carriers say that customers will benefit from their respective networks, and will be able to accrue miles when they fly on the codeshare flights and benefit from reciprocal lounge services.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news