Galileo Implements E-Ticketing on Five Chinese Carriers

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Galileo recently extended its e-ticketing capability to five Chinese carriers, namely China Eastern, Hainan Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.

Galileo-connected travel agents in selected Asian countries can now offer their customers e-tickets on these carriers. This follows Galileos July announcement that Air China is also e-ticket ready.

Mr. Brad Holman, Galileos President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, said We congratulate these distinguished Chinese carriers in joining the increasing number of Asian carriers who are now e-ticket ready and able to offer even more significant cost savings and productivity benefits to our travel agent partners, and their customers. 

Galileo now has 190 airlines offering e-ticketing in over 94 countries. Year to date, the Galileo GDS has generated over 27 million e-tickets accounting for almost three out of every four tickets issued. This has saved over an estimated 14 acres of forest per month. Through IATAs initiative to have 96.5% of carriers become e-ticket ready, it is believed the airline industry can save at least US$ 3 billion per year.

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