Air China has completed a comprehensive e-ticket platform which enables travelers in 62 cities to book an air ticket online.

According to Xu Jianqiang, Party secretary and deputy director of Air China's E-commerce Commission, Air China has developed multiple sales patterns for e-tickets since July 1, 2003 when the first e-ticket was issued.

By the end of November this year, it had opened e-ticketing services in all the 62 cities in the mainland and Hong Kong where it has flight arrangements. It has also launched e-ticketing for flights to the US, and is expected to do so for those to Canada and South Korea by the end of this year.

In addition, Air China has reached agreements with Shandong Airlines and Shanghai Airlines for selling e-tickets. By the end of this year, it will also work with Cathay Pacific for international lines.

The efforts made by Air China shows the airline is a move towards regulating the air ticket sales in China. At present, e-tickets account for 20% of Air China's total ticket sales, and 60% of that of China's total aviation industry.


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