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BEIJING, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air China and Kunming Airlines signed a codeshare cooperation agreement in the city of Kunming on September 3, 2014, and the two carriers will start code share in the form of free marketing on each other's selected domestic flights from September 15, 2014.
According to the agreement, the two carriers will connect the city of Kunming to their respective route networks. With the cooperation, Air China will put its code CA on the nearly 500 weekly flights of 26 routes operated by Kunming Airlines, which will extend its route network to the cities of Yunnan province and other neighboring cities. At the same time, Kunming Airlines will put its code KY on about 210 weekly flights of 9 routes operated by Air China, which will extend its network to most of China's big and medium-sized cities.
Lou Yongfeng, Managing Director, International Cooperation Department, Commercial Committee, said, "Air China has always attached great importance to establishing partnerships with other carriers. It is our hope that our codeshare cooperation with Kunming Airlines will help us make the most of our synergies, further improve the networks of both sides and make it easier for passengers around the country to travel to and from Yunnan."
Liu Rui, Kunming Airlines' Executive Vice President, said, "Kunming Airlines is a carrier based in Yunnan. Our codeshare cooperation with Air China will not only further expand our route networks, but also help us draw upon the experiences and expertise of other domestic fine airlines, offering better services to passengers to and from Yunnan."
Air China is China's only national flag carrier and also the largest carrier between China and Europe and between China and America. Its route network serves over 162 destinations in 32 countries and regions worldwide. Kunming Airlines is a Kunming-based carrier with a network serving most of the second-tier and third-tier cities in Yunnan province. The codeshare cooperation between Air China and Kunming Airlines will further promote the development of southwest China's aviation industry, enhance local economic development, play an instrumental role in furthering the cultural exchanges between Yunnan and other parts of the country, and provide more opportunities for tourists to experience Yunnan's charming sceneries.
Kunming Airlines is an enterprise in the field of commercial aviation established with the approval of Civil Aviation Administration of China on February 25, 2007. Based in Changshui International Airport, the carrier operates both domestic trunk and feeder routes.
Kunming Airlines is Yunnan's home carrier using Changshui International Airport as its hub. Since its inaugural flight on February 15, 2009, the carrier has been committed to promoting the social and economic development of Yunnan, offering pleasant travel experiences to passengers. Now the carrier has grown into a unique and dynamic carrier with huge development potentials.
After five years of development, Kunming Airlines now has a fleet of 14 aircraft and a route network that serves more than 20 cities of China. It employs more than 1,000 people. The carrier is becoming a medium-sized operator.
In the future, Kunming Airlines will further expand and improve its route network, continuously promote the development of Yunnan's air passenger and cargo transport sector, offer a full range of logistics and air travel services and products, and contribute to the strategic endeavor to build Yunnan's gateway airport at the forefront of the province's economic development.
For more, please visit the official website of Kunming Airlines www.airkunming.com, or call the carrier's service hotline 4008876737.