China Southern has launched its airport-to-home baggage service for passengers arriving in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Wuhan.

The service, which starts at 49 yuan ($7.5), can be requested through China Southern’s mobile app or at baggage enquiry counters in each of the four participating airports.

Operated in partnership with JD Logistics, the delivery service will save travellers the hassle of waiting at the baggage carousel and transporting it home. Bags received by JD Logistics before 12 noon will be delivered within the same day.

In October, the airline, which is China’s largest, carried 11.8 million domestic passengers, a 3 per cent increase year-on-year.

With the pandemic largely under control, consumer confidence has largely rebounded in the world’s second-largest economy. 

During the national Golden Week holidays at the beginning of October, over 600 million people travelled across China, according to Nikkei Asia

However, international travel remains largely restricted, with passenger traffic down 95 per cent, according to China Southern.

The country has maintained strict border controls, including flight capacity constraints, bans on certain foreign nationals, and one of the world’s most stringent testing and quarantine regimes on arrival.