BEIJING, May 19 /CNW/ -- After introducing electronic tickets in 2003, Air China Limited (Air China) took the lead in launching China's first Electronic Miscellaneous Document (hereinafter abbreviated as EMD) in Beijing on May 11, 2010.
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At present, Air China EMD can be used for same-class rescheduling of domestic tickets. In the future, EMD will provide Air China passengers with broader and more convenient services, including the charging of ticket change fees, aviation insurance, hotel reservations, car rental and other additional products.
Air China EMD has been authenticated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is the first system among Chinese airlines to achieve this milestone. The IATA has formally notified Air China that its EMD is in line with IATA EMD standard - Resolution 725, and it has become the first airline to realize EMD in North Asia. Meanwhile, it is also the world's second airline to realize EMD, following Virgin Atlantic.
IATA said that, over the years, Air China has always lead the North Asian aviation industry in the Simplifying the Business (StB) initiative promoted by IATA. IATA congratulated Air China on its achievements in the EMD project, and believes Air China will continue to lead North Asia and the whole industry at large in other StB projects.
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