QINGDAO, China, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shandong Airlines, ( Jinan), announced today the launch of its UATP-based corporate travel program, offering corporations Shandong Airline's UATP accounts for corporate travel spend.
"To meet customer demand and grow our corporate market share, we chose to become a UATP Issuer. With the UATP Network we will be able to offer our corporate clients the most comprehensive data in the industry to support their global travel needs," said Ms. Ma Xiaoli, General Manager of Marketing & Sales Committee of Shandong Airlines. She continued, "Offering first rate customer service is our goal and UATP will help us to continue that. We look forward to expanding our corporate market share through issuing our new Shandong Airlines' UATP accounts; it will be a prosperous venture for us all."
"UATP is pleased to launch a program in China with such prestigious companies as Shandong Airlines and YeePay," Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP said. "UATP has grown rapidly throughout China and with our strong network globally, Shandong Airlines will be able to reach its growth goals in its corporate program. We look forward to helping Shandong successfully expand its program."Shandong Airlines will utilize YeePay's e-payment service solutions to complete the payment solution, offering Shandong Airlines account holders state-of-the-art air travel activity reporting. "As a strategic partner of Shandong Airlines, YeePay will provide comprehensive solutions for Shandong Airlines account holders. The offering will enable companies of all sizes to hold Shandong UATP accounts; the detailed program data offers the travel management solutions desired by Shandong's corporate clients," said Mr. Tang Bin, Chief Executive Officer of YeePay. "Shandong Airlines will have a competitive advantage in the market and grow market share through the program; we are pleased to be a part of the strategic plans and see the success of the program." For more information, please visit http://uatp.com, http://www.shandongair.com.cn or www.yeepay.com About UATP 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 (AUALF.PK); China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd; Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL); Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Japan Airlines (JALSY.PK); Qantas Airways, Ltd. (QUBSF.PK); United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAL); and US Airways (NYSE: LCC). AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways (LSE: BAY.L); Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL); and Lufthansa German Airlines.