Continues Long-term Strategic Alliance with Ctrip.com
HONG KONG, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong Airlines (HKA), an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, yesterday presented its "Best Partner Award" to renowned online travel agent, Ctrip.com ("Ctrip"), as a tribute to Ctrip’s outstanding performance in ticket sales. Mr. Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines, and Mr. Xiong Xing, CEO of Ctrip Air Ticketing attended the award presentation ceremony, and jointly announced the continuance of their long-term strategic partnership. There will be a Hong Kong Airlines online flagship store on Ctrip.com to promote Hong Kong Airlines‘ attentive services to a wider customer base.
Hong Kong Airlines presented "Best Partner Award" to Ctrip.com, and jointly announced the continuance of long-term strategic partnership.
In 2014 Hong Kong Airlines recorded double-digit year-on-year growth in ticket sales on Ctrip.com, and also saw a rapid improvement in business class performance, which was more than satisfying. In 2015, Hong Kong Airlines will be working closely with Ctrip and offer flexible travel packages to consumers. Hong Kong Airlines’ route network covers a wide range of hot pick destinations in Mainland China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, including Shanghai, Beijing, Bali, Taipei, Bangkok, Hangzhou, Nanjing and more. Different products will soon be offered through Ctrip.com, with the goal of reaching more potential customers.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines, said: "Ctrip achieved prominent sales performance in 2013 and 2014, especially the promotion focusing on business class which has received great applause from the public. The honor as Hong Kong Airlines’ Best Business Partner is well deserved. We will continue to work closely with Ctrip in the future, promoting our business and economy class products and leveraging on Ctrip’s successful online service platform, thus providing the best solutions for customers’ travel needs."
Currently, many of Hong Kong Airlines’ major routes adopt the A330-300 wide-body aircraft featuring 32 180-degree flat-bed seats in business class with spacious 1-2-1 configuration and good privacy, all of which brings a pleasant flight experience to our passengers. And the five-time daily Shanghai route service has won warm praise from customers, especially the flexible timeslots of the Hongqiao, Shanghai route which allows passengers to enjoy their journey to Hong Kong to the fullest. Passengers with a Hong Kong Airlines business class ticket can also enjoy the exclusive service of our VIP lounge – Club Bauhinia.
Mr. Xiong Xing, CEO of Ctrip Air Ticketing, said: "Ctrip is equipped with advanced internet technology and an extensive consumer base. We will strive to provide our clients with optimized and quality service, as well as fully realize the win-win situation between Hong Kong Airlines and Ctrip by maximizing consumers’ satisfactory experience."
Hong Kong Airlines‘ route network covers a total of almost 30 destinations in Mainland China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The company also operates frequent daily flights from Hong Kong to cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa. Recently, the company has launched routes to Sapporo and Changchun, and will strive to further expand our network in Japan, Korea and Mainland China, providing passengers with abundant travel choices and quality service.
Ctrip.com launched an international ticket sales platform in October 2014 and has developed rapidly in just a few months. Currently there are more than 600 flight ticket providers, of which more than 250 are international providers. A remarkable improvement in market share has resulted. Moreover, a series of value-added services has been provided by Ctrip to customers, ranging from Wi-Fi service, car rental service to local SIM card service and more, meeting their different needs.