Air China Launches Flight-Shuttle Bus Combined Ticket for Domestic Routes


    
    Service to bring greater convenience and flexibility to passengers





    
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<p><span class="xn-location">BEIJING</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 23, 2010</span> /CNW/ -- Air <span class="xn-location">China</span> today became the first Chinese airline to offer combined tickets that include domestic flights and shuttle bus services to nearby cities. The first combined flight-shuttle bus ticket will connect <span class="xn-location">Tianjin</span> via shuttle bus with domestic flights passing through <span class="xn-location">Beijing</span>. The service will later be expanded to hub cities such as <span class="xn-location">Shanghai</span> and <span class="xn-location">Chengdu</span>, connecting them via shuttle bus to their peripheral cities.</p>
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<p>The new service will expand Air China's network and make it much more convenient for passengers living in cities surrounding the nation's airport hubs. Previously, passengers transferring to or from a shuttle bus had to fill out a form to carry on their journey. But now passengers are able to check, book and buy combined tickets on Air China's website or through the sales hotline.</p>
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<p>The combined route includes two parts: an Air <span class="xn-location">China</span> flight; and the shuttle bus, which is also given a flight number. The shuttle bus from <span class="xn-location">Beijing</span> to <span class="xn-location">Tianjin</span>, for example, has flight numbers of CA9001 and CA9003. If a passenger from Tibet wants to fly to <span class="xn-location">Tianjin</span>, he can buy a combined ticket on Air China's website and get to his destination just by showing his ID card.</p>
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<p>Zhou Enyong, General Manager of Air China's Marketing Department, said, "Air China's new flight-shuttle bus combined ticket brings more flexibility to the hub network. It is just the latest example of how Air <span class="xn-location">China</span> strives to provide more innovative services to passengers and make their lives more comfortable."</p>
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<p>Air <span class="xn-location">China</span> is China's only national flag carrier and a <span class="xn-person">Star Alliance</span> member. With a fleet of over 280 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, Air China's 264 routes serve 29 countries and regions. Thanks to the airline's admission to the <span class="xn-person">Star Alliance</span>, Air China's route network, with <span class="xn-location">Beijing</span> as its hub, includes 1,160 destinations in 181 countries. Air <span class="xn-location">China</span> now has over 14 million members in its frequent flyers program.</p>
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<p>For more information, please visit Air <span class="xn-location">China</span> website <a href="http://www.airchina.com.cn">www.airchina.com.cn</a>, or call Air <span class="xn-location">China</span> service hotline 4008-100-999</p>
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    Contact:
    Graham Norris
    Ogilvy PR Worldwide
    graham.norris@ogilvy.com
    +86 10 8520 6688





    

For further information: For further information: Graham Norris of Ogilvy PR Worldwide, graham.norris@ogilvy.com, or +86-10-8520-6688 Web Site: www.airchina.com.cn


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