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UATP Acceptance Enhanced with Chinese Carrier Shandong Airlines as New Merchant

2008-01-04 04:24 769

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ --

Shandong Airlines, Jinan, Shandong province, is the latest Chinese carrier to join the UATP network as a new Merchant, effective immediately. Shandong Airlines now accepts all UATP corporate cards and is a part of the UATP global corporate travel payment network.

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"Shandong concentrates on bringing the best service, safety and meeting customer demand to become the best and most successful airline of China," said President and Vice Secretary of SDA, Sun Yude. "Accepting UATP is part of Shandong's strategic plan to grow our corporate market share both within China and abroad; customers want to use UATP as their preferred form of payment and we want to meet that demand."

Shandong Airlines operates more than 200 routes within China and abroad and works on the concept of SC-three, "Shandong, Safety, Success." Shandong developed the concept of "ensure security, offer excellent service, maximum profit," to become one of the strongest regional airlines of China in the near future.

"China is an important market for UATP and with the addition of Shandong Airlines as a new UATP Merchant, the network continues its growth within China and is meeting the demand of one of the fastest growing corporate travel areas in the world," stated Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP. "Shandong is responding to corporate client demand and building a smart business strategy to grow their market share."

Shandong Airlines offers a number of services including wide-spread domestic and international flights, international cargo services, hotel services, the Rainbow International Travel Service (tour operations), comprehensive training services and the Rainbow Club frequent flyer program, a Star Alliance member.

For more information visit uatp.com or www.shandongair.com.cn

About UATP

UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel by airlines and travel agencies worldwide. UATP accounts are issued by: Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, American Airlines (NYSE: AMR), Austrian Airlines, Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Japan Airlines (Pink Sheets: JALSY), Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), Qantas Airways, Ltd., United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA), and US Airways (NYSE: LCC). AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways (Pink sheets: BAIRY), Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), and Lufthansa German Airlines.

Source: UATP
Keywords: Airlines/Aviation
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