SkyTeam has created a new programme aimed at attracting more Chinese corporate customers.
The new ‘SkyTeam China Corporate Connection’ product, which the alliance says is “fully competition-law compliant”, offers corporate account packages for Chinese organisations with a minimum total air spend of CNY2 million (US$290,000) on three or more SkyTeam airlines. At least half of the total spend must be international travel, and flights must originate in Greater China.
“Offering corporate agreements in China meets the increasing demand for business travel in the region while adding value through cost savings and customer service,” said Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO & managing director. “This is one of many ways we are working to deliver a superior experience for Chinese customers, while facilitating travel and commerce between China and the rest of the world.”
The new agreements will provide Chinese corporates with access to a choice of SkyTeam’s global airlines in a single contract. Companies will be provided with a dedicated account team, while travellers will be offered SkyPriority services such as priority check-in, boarding and baggage collection, access to airport lounges, and frequent flyer benefits.
SkyTeam is the largest airline alliance in Greater China, with members including China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and Xiamen Airlines, and a further 10 carriers serving the region.