Air China has become the first provider to be considered by Siemens when it comes to global travel solutions.
The signing ceremony was attended by Air China commercial committee vice chairman Shi Zengqi and Siemens world procurement vice president Bernd Schulz.
The agreement covers markets of China, Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil and Spain, satisfying the needs of Siemens for the integrated management of corporate travels and further cementing Air China’s position as the country’s largest carrier to Europe serving corporate customers.
Schulz indicated that cooperation is of great importance to the two giants.
Air China: Carrying China, Spanning the World
Air China is China’s only national flag carrier and a Star Alliance member.
In addition to commercial operations, it also provides special flight services for the country’s state leaders on official visit to other countries.
“With a fleet of 290 Airbus and Boeing aircraft - including 280 passenger airliners and ten freighters - one training plane and six business jets, we run 276 routes - 69 international, 14 regional, and 193 domestic - serving a total of 137 cities, including 43 international, four regional and 90 domestic, in 30 countries and regions,” said Zengqi.
“We offer over 6,900 flights with over 1,100,000 seats every week.
“Thanks to our admission to the Star Alliance, our route network, with Beijing as its hub, is able to place 1,160 destinations in 181 countries within our reach.”