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SkyTeam Alliance News

07 December 2016

SkyTeam launches China Corporate Connection

Beijing, December 7, 2016. – SkyTeam, the largest airline alliance in Greater China, has launched its Corporate Agreements product in the region, delivering value through tailor-made travel solutions designed for every organization’s individual needs.

Fully competition-law compliant, SkyTeam China Corporate Connection offer long-term, cost-effective travel solutions for China-based organizations with a minimum total air spend of ¥2 Million CNY on three or more SkyTeam member airlines, of which ¥1 Million CNY must be international travel. Each company has the flexibility to select which SkyTeam members to include in their contract and travel must originate in Greater China.

“Offering Corporate Agreements in China meets the increasing demand for business travel in the region while adding value through cost savings and customer service,” said Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO and Managing Director. “This is one of many ways we are working to deliver a superior experience for Chinese customers, while facilitating travel and commerce between China and the rest of the world.”

With four local member airlines– China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and Xiamen Airlines – plus a further 10 members serving the region, companies choosing SkyTeam’s Corporate Agreements enjoy benefits including:

  • An unrivalled network: 1,062 global destinations and seamless connections are offered via 41 hubs including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taipei and Xiamen, plus intercontinental connectivity to North America, Asia Pacific, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Bespoke agreements: Access to more partner airlines than with non-alliance contracts, plus a choice of which airlines to include, all in one simple contract.
  • Convenient contract management: A single point of contact at SkyTeam and a dedicated account team, plus straightforward performance tracking.
  • Enhanced traveler experience: SkyPriority services, including priority check-in, boarding and baggage collection, available at over 1,000 airports, providing seamless travel, over 630 airport lounges, plus Frequent Flyer benefits.

SkyTeam’s commitment to customers in Greater China extends even further than its network. All the alliance’s web-based and mobile applications are available in Chinese, including the SkyTeam App and all-new SkyTeam.com, giving business travelers the information they need at their fingertips. Members serving the region offer Chinese-speaking flight attendants and local-language newspapers as well as traditional cuisine and Chinese movies.

For more information on SkyTeam China Corporate Connection, click here.

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For more information:

SkyTeam Corporate Communications

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E: media@skyteam.com  

About SkyTeam: SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. From top hubs around the world, SkyTeam members provide reliable and comfortable journeys to over 1,050 destinations. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 636 lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 20 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 612 million customers each year on more than 17,340 daily flights to 1,057 destinations in 177 countries.

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