From April 2005, passengers whose travel plans involve flights on Singapore Airlines and United Airlines will enjoy the convenience of only requiring an electronic-ticket (e-ticket) for the entire journey.
“Singapore Airlines is very excited about the launch of interline e-ticketing with United Airlines. With the streamlining of automated check-in processes and the use of e-tickets, passengers will spend less time standing in line at the airport, and more time relaxing before their journey,” said Singapore Airlines Executive Vice-President, Marketing and the Regions, Mr Huang Cheng Eng.
Singapore Airlines will be gradually introducing similar programmes with its other partner carriers. The airline along with its 15 Star Alliance partners that includes Lufthansa, ANA and Thai Airways aim to offer a global e-ticketing service to its passengers by the third quarter of 2005.
The Singapore Airlines-United Airlines e-ticket facility will be available at all Singapore Airlines sales offices and for online bookings at www.singaporeair.com. The e-ticket will also be available at travel agents from May 2005.
In addition, Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer members and United Airlines’ Mileage Plus members will be able to redeem their frequent flier miles towards e-ticketed interline travel.
Singapore Airlines first offered e-tickets to passengers in 1997. The Airline targets to issue only e-tickets by mid-2007, ahead of the IATA guideline of end 2007.