SkyTeam partners with Alibaba

SkyTeam to open an online flagship store on alitrip.com, accessible to millions of passengers using Alitrip

Amsterdam, April 11, 2017 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fliggy, an Alibaba travel platform previously known as Alitrip, marking the start of a partnership that will deliver benefits to Chinese consumers. As part of the deal, SkyTeam will open a flagship webstore on Fliggy offering customers access to services across the alliance’s member airlines. SkyTeam will also launch travel products tailor-made for customers in China.

Earlier this year during the ‘Double-11’ travel festival, SkyTeam offered an exclusive promotion of the Go Round-the-World Pass fares on Fliggy, which proved popular with Chinese globetrotters. SkyTeam’s membership includes four airlines from Greater China:  China Eastern, China Southern, Xiamen Airlines and China Airlines, and the alliance offers regional Go Passes in addition to its Round the World fares. 

Vincent Vogt, Senior Advisor Business Development for SkyTeam, said: “We look forward to offering our Chinese customers a wider range of travel products tailored to their needs, allowing them to discover the 1,000+ destinations on offer across SkyTeam’s network as well as our members’ award-winning products and services.”

Wells Zheng, Vice President of Fliggy said: “Fliggy makes dreams of global travel a reality for our customers. Chinese millennials are placing a higher value on quality of life and many of them want to travel the world.” He continued, “Fliggy welcomes SkyTeam to its platform, offering Chinese customers a simple one-stop-shop that provides them with easy access to the best value products, so they can travel when and how they want.”


For more information:

SkyTeam Corporate Communications
E: media@skyteam.com

 

About SkyTeam:

SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network.  From top hubs around the world, SkyTeam members provide reliable and comfortable journeys to over 1,060 destinations. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 672 lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 20 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 612 million customers each year on more than 17,000 daily flights to 1,062 destinations in 177 countries.

www.skyteam.com / www.facebook.com/skyteam / www.youtube.com/user/skyteam

 

About Fliggy

More than 20 international and 30 domestic airlines own a Fliggy flagship webstore. Fliggy’s partners serve more than 28 million customers, offering international travel through the Fliggy platform.

Picture – Vice President Wells Zheng of Fliggy, and Senior Advisor Business Development Vincent Vogt from SkyTeam.