China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) has joined IAG Cargo’s Partner Plus Programme, an enhanced version of interline cooperation, which will allow IAG customers to book cargo space on a wide range of China Southern destinations including Auckland Int'l, Brisbane Int'l, Melbourne Tullamarine, Perth Int'l and Urumqi.

“With the addition of China Southern, our programme now offers our customers extended network reach across all the world’s key markets," Steve Gunning, chief executive of IAG Cargo, said. "Our focus is now shifting away from adding new members and onto deepening our commercial relationships with the existing members of the programme.”

As the freight arm of British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) and Iberia (IB, Madrid Barajas), IAG Cargo’s Partner Plus Programme also counts Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l), JAL - Japan Airlines (JL, Tokyo Haneda), the Avianca Group, American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth), and Finnair (AY, Helsinki Vantaa) as members.