Air China rolls out e-ticketing with BA

Air China has
rolled out interline electronic ticketing with British Airways
beginning this month.The cooperation by now brings the number of
overseas leading airlines that are in IET partnership with Air China to
14 including United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Northwest Airlines and
Cathay Pacific Airways etc.

The launch of IET between Air China and British Airways enables European
and Chinese passengers to apply a single e-ticket for itineraries which
include travel on both carriers and to pay less than purchasing from two
respective airlines. IET makes the overall travel less stressful but
more enjoyable as it avoids the possibility of ticket lost but also
greatly simplifies and speeds up the ticketing and boarding process.

“We are delighted to develop Interline Electronic Ticketing with British
Airways”, said Mrs. Zhang Lan, Senior Vice President of Air China, ” Air
China is planning on the full-scale implementation of Interline
Electronic Ticketing with the initiative of protecting environment,
eliminating costs, and bringing about greater flexibility for passengers
throughout the world. The IET cooperation will be extended to even more
airlines in the near future.”

By the end of 2007, Air China will activate IET with about 30 airlines
including Lufthansa, Japan Airlines, Continental Airlines, Scandinavian
Airlines and all other Star Alliance partner airlines. In addition, Air
China keeps establishing its international e-ticketing system, and
starts to apply e-tickets from Paris to destinations in China effective
from July 16th. Air China up to now has launched e-tickets to and from
16 international cities. The launch of e-tickets will further uplift Air
China’s superior services as well as enhance its cooperation with other