Air China has finalised a deal to provide interline e-ticketing with Continental Airlines.The new service now offers both Continental and Air China passengers the convenience of a single paperless, electronic ticket for air journeys served jointly by the two carriers. Continental joins a list of more than twenty other airlines Air China already cooperates with to offer interline e-ticketing service.
Air China is also working on implementing interline e-ticketing (IET) with the twenty airlines of Star Alliance before Air China becomes a full member of the alliance later this year. At present Air China has IET with sixteen Star Alliance members and will complete IET cooperation with all Star Alliance members by the end of December.
“Interline e-ticketing is a great convenience to our international passengers,” said Mrs. Zhang Lan, Vice President for Air China, “and we are pleased to offer this useful service. Many passengers across our global network need to change airlines to reach their final destination, and the ease of a single interline e-ticket makes flying Air China that much more appealing and care-free.”
Currently, Air China offers IET cooperation with United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, THAI, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand, Silk Air, Korean Airlines, Adria Airways, ANA, Austrian Airlines, China Airlines, Asiana Airlines, bmi, Spanair, Blue One, LOT Polish Airlines, Wideroe’s Flyveselskap, Eva Air, and Croatia Airlines.
To make its electronic tickets widely available, Air China offers e-ticket through eight Global Distribution Systems, including WORLDSPAN, ABACUS, SABRE, AMADEUS, GALILEO, AXCESS, TOPAS, and INFINI, for the ease and convenience of its passengers worldwide.