Et-china.com, www.et-china.com, Chinaå‘s leading e-commerce travel web site is pleased to announce that its exclusive e-commerce agreement with China Southern Airlines has been extended through 2004.
Et-china.com is China’s most technically skilled, business-to-business travel e-commerce provider and is jointly owned and operated by Et-china.com Investments Pty Limited, an Australia e-commerce investment company and China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) (HKSE: 1055), www.cs-air.com/en, the largest airline in The People’s Republic of China.
The 11-month-old Et-china.com’s initial e-commerce contract with China Southern Airlines, inked in December 1999, was for three years and set to expire in 2002. The contract extension now locks-in the exclusive pact through December 2004.
Mr. Yan Zhi Qing, President of the Southern Airlines Group and chairman of the board of directors of China Southern Airlines, expressed his pleasure with the e-commerce agreement with Et-china.com.
“Since China Southern became Et-china.com’s strategic alliance partner we have been pleased to witness its significant achievements. Through the close cooperation between China Southern Airlines and Et-china.com, we have achieved a number of firsts in China - being the first to offer e-ticket service, WAP reservation service and a comprehensive business travel solution packages to corporate customers. Both China Southern Airlines and Et-china.com have benefited from these joint endeavors,” said Mr. Yan.
“We look forward to enhancing our already successful strategic partnership and believe that through hard work and mutual cooperation will make Et-china.com the leading business-to-business travel service supplier in China and beyond,” said Matthew Ng, Chief Executive Officer, Et-china.com.
Mr. Ng added that, “we continually look for strong partnership with other major international travel companies to offer our growing business customer base better selection of travel products and services.”
On the Internet at www.et-china.com, Et-china.com can provide customers with online domestic (China) and international air travel booking and ticketing, travel and hotel reservations. Et-china.com offers real time individual seat selection and meal selection on all China Southern Airlines’ flights as well as luggage and cargo information.