Aeromexico to Launch UATP Program
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ALTA Airline Leaders Forum -- Aeromexico, (Mexico City), is the newest airline to become an Issuer of the UATP Network. Aeromexico will offer corporations a suite of UATP-based products, building a new corporate travel program.
"To grow corporate market share and expand our presence globally, we chose to become a UATP Issuer. With the most comprehensive data in the industry, the Aeromexico UATP Program will support our corporate clients' global travel needs and offer extensive reporting and data options, at lower costs with more optimized processes and easy to be administrated," said Andres Conesa, CEO Aeromexico. "We look forward to working with UATP to successfully expand our corporate market share with the new program."
"Launching an Issuer program with Aeromexico will help Aeromexico reach its strategic goals through global growth and expand UATP's presence in such an important area," said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP. "We look forward to helping Aeromexico deliver an outstanding corporate program to its clients."
Aeromexico will utilize UATP's data tools, DataStream, DataMine and DataView to complete its corporate program, creating the most comprehensive reporting and data information in the marketplace.
UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®. UATP accounts are issued by: Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); American Airlines (NYSE: AMR); Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd; Continental Airlines (NYSE: UAL); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines; Qantas Airways, Ltd. (QUBSF.PK); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and US Airways (NYSE: LCC).
AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways (LSE: IAG); Continental Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and Lufthansa German Airlines.
About Grupo Aeromexico
Aeromexico, S.A.B. Ltd., is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. It has a fleet of Boeing 777, 767, 737 and the latest models of Embraer 145 and 190. As of this year, an important expansion plan began that includes the incorporation of 20 new planes and properties over the next 24 months.
Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group's airlines operate over 550 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.
Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 15 airlines: Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, TAROM Romanian Air Transport and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different partners' loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 465 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 474 million annual passengers more than 14,000 daily flights to 926 destinations in 173 countries. www.skyteam.com
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