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SkyTeam Alliance News

15 September 2008

September 15, 2008

International passengers traveling to mainland China on SkyTeam partner airlines can now take advantage of discounted flight coupons on China Southern to explore up to nine cities of their choice. The China Pass, which launches today, is an excellent option for business and leisure travelers looking to make the most out of their trip to China.

Customers can purchase three-to-nine discounted flight coupons for travel within China in conjunction with an international round-trip ticket to China on any SkyTeam partner. While all flights will be operated by China Southern, passengers can book the China Pass through any of the 11 SkyTeam members and the three Associates. There is no minimum requirement on length of stay and rerouting is allowed after first flight.

The China Pass offers a discount of approximately 40 percent in high season and 45 percent in low season. For example, a three city, low season itinerary on the SkyTeam China Pass can cost USD 330 versus the conventional fare of USD 600.

«SkyTeam member China Southern is the largest airline in China and offers an unmatched network in the country,» said Leo van Wijk, chairman of the SkyTeam Governing Board. «Passengers flying to mainland China on any SkyTeam partner airline now have the option of benefiting from the affordable, convenience of the China Pass to visit multiple cities during their stay.»

The SkyTeam network includes 105 cities throughout mainland China. SkyTeam customers who are seeking to explore numerous destinations in China now have greater options when deciding where to travel, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, Kunming, Weihai, Shenyang, Urumqi, Sanya, Harbin, Changchun, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Chongqing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Zhuhai, Shantou, Xiamen, Guiyang, etc. Passengers using the China Pass have the option to schedule their flights at their convenience without prior notice.

The China Pass is a great addition to the SkyTeam fare pass offerings, including the America Pass, the Europe Pass, the Asia Pass and the Round-the-World product. Whether traveling for business or leisure, the China Pass allows for flexibility and convenience at a discounted price.

About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is the global airline alliance partnering eleven members, including Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Continental Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines, and three Associate Airlines: Air Europa, Copa Airlines (Panama) and Kenya Airways. SkyTeam offers its 462 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,700 daily flights covering 905 destinations in 169 countries.