Paris airports launches online booking

Aéroports de Paris launches an online travel booking service on www.aeroportsdeparis.fr website with Expedia Private Label. Passengers will be able to book their flights, hotels, visits, car rentals, attractions (shows, tours, excursions…) and will be able to benefit from Group Aéroports de Paris exclusive commercial offers (notably discount vouchers in Aéroports de Paris boutiques).

This service is offered from www.aeroportsdeparis.fr website homepage and also through a free Wi-Fi connection in Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle terminals. New online services - lounge, parking space bookings…- will eventually be considered.

This launch highlights the will of Aéroports de Paris to increase its range of services to passengers from the start of their travel planning and to capitalize on the success of the new version of its Internet site launched last July. The www.aeroportsdeparis.fr site confirms its second place ranking in terms of audience within the Transport/Airlines* category with more than 800, 000 distinct visitors per month.

* according to Nielsen /Net Ratings Net View study, 3rd term 2006

The www.aeroportsdeparis.fr site is the only one to offer air passengers such a comprehensive information and service offer:

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. List and flight times of all airlines departing from and arriving to Paris

. service of calculation and choice of itinerary to go to or to come back from the airport;

. shops and services offers in the terminals;

. maps of departures and arrivals areas;

. maps of car parks;

. handy service guides.

Aéroports de Paris travel offer aims at making of www.aeroportsdeparis.fr internet site an essential travel portal.

This partnership between Aéroports de Paris and the online travel global leader enables Aéroports de Paris clients to benefit from the most complete offer in the market. Expedia Private Label insures online booking, client follow up and the recollection of client data for Aéroports de Paris. The two partners will collaborate closely for a permanent optimization of offered services and visitor-oriented marketing actions.

An English version of the site will be online in about 10 days’ time.

Pascal Bourgue, Marketing, Retail and Communications Director for Aéroports de Paris, states:

” We have chosen Expedia Private Label for its expertise as a global leader. Our visitors will be able to book hotels, cars, trips, etc. in just a few clicks while visiting Aéroports de Paris site. From travel preparation to the plane gate through the reception in the terminals, Aéroports de Paris follows through on its wilful strategy to upgrade the quality of its services. ”

David Roche, vice-president for Expedia Private Label, states:

” We are glad that a partner as prestigious as Aéroports de Paris has recognized Expedia Private Label’s ability to supply the best and largest travel offer. Thanks to this partnership, Aéroports de Paris website will become essential in the French online travel world. This unique agreement in Europe illustrates perfectly the legitimacy, the added value and the potential of our partnership offer for European online travel actors in the largest sense. ”

Organize in just a few clicks an out of the ordinary visit of Venice with Aéroports de Paris!

. book a taxi boat to go from the airport to Rialto bridge

. stay in a locanda (hotel) in the San Croce authentic quarter near Rialto market

. visit 3 Venetian islands : Murano for its glass work, Burano for its lace work and bussolei for its pastries, Torcello and its byzantine churches

. Visit Doge’s Palace secret passageways (where Casanova was jailed)

. taste Venetian flavors sarde in saor, baccala, polenta, seppie in their ink in the bacari (wine bars) with a glass of ombra (wine from Frioul)

. don’t forget to download the audioguide on your iPod® to visit the Basilica San Marco as well as the Dorsoduro quarter at your own pace

www.aeroportsdeparis.fr : a progressive transformation towards a site of online services

. 2000/2005 : BtoB, BtoC, government officials information site and “relay” sites (boutiques…)

. June 2005 : launch of the first version of the site with the new visual identity (a single site, BtoC oriented )

. December 2005 : new home page service oriented and 1st contest game

. July 2006 : towards a commercial site with the launch of the 2nd version and the first charged online services (SMS alerts)

. December 2006 : launch of the online travel offer
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