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SkyBus deepens China partnerships with Air China MOU

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:51
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The two-year partnership pairs Skybus’s award-winning, safe, reliable and convenient transfer services, with Air China’s two direct routes from Beijing and Shanghai to Melbourne, plus its Beijing to Auckland direct service.

Melbourne, Australia – SkyBus has celebrated ‘Golden Week’ – one of China’s peak international travel periods – by announcing their new partnership with Air China.

Australasia’s premium airport transport provider SkyBus is deepening its ties with the Asian market and partnering with one of China’s leading airlines and its national carrier, Air China.

The two-year partnership pairs Skybus’s award-winning, safe, reliable and convenient transfer services, with Air China’s two direct routes from Beijing and Shanghai to Melbourne, plus its Beijing to Auckland direct service. Air China passengers and staff are set to reap the benefits, with discounts on SkyBus tickets, free travel, and other special offers.

Skybus is pleased to promote its award-winning airport transfer services to its biggest international market, going one step further by providing tailored information and services to ensure the Chinese traveller’s journey is a seamless experience.

SkyBus co-CEO and Director, Mr Michael Sewards said: “As Chinese visitors to Australia and New Zealand continue to grow, we want to make it as easy as possible for the Chinese travellers. This partnership, together with our in-language social media information, websites and Chinese payment platforms will hopefully play a big part in making visitors feel welcome. Collaboration is the key to international growth, and we feel that a partnership with Air China is a major milestone in our commitment to providing consistent excellent customer service.”

Air China Melbourne office General Manager Ms. Yuanyuan Huang said: “Skybus is one of the most popular choices for Chinese visitors and local travellers. We’re delighted to partner with Skybus to provide our customers the smooth and convenient connection from ground to air service and vice versa. The partnership and collaboration will benefit not only our passengers but our two companies for new business growth and development in both Melbourne and Auckland markets”.

This partnership also recognises the importance of Australians and New Zealanders travelling with Air China to China, Asia and the rest of the world via their Beijing hub.

Added Mr Sewards, “As Australia’s fastest growing city, more and more people are going to be travelling to and from Melbourne Airport, and SkyBus looks forward to providing great connectivity to these passengers, and working with Air China long into the future”.

SkyBus offers a range of options and specialised services for guests including:

  • Online and mobile ticketing
  • Self-serve e-kiosks, at both ends of the customer journey
  • Turn and up go service, with no booking required
  • Airline arrival and departure, and tourism information

And – as always, for all SkyBus passengers – free wifi is available onboard, and kids travel free on a family ticket.

Both parties will be celebrating their new found friendship via their social media channels and websites, to a combined audience of well over one million people globally, including further updates to SkyBus’ bespoke Chinese website - skybus.com.au/cn.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.