AMSTERDAM, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched a new, self-service Round the World Planner for its customers. The user-friendly online application has been designed to allow customers to create their own SkyTeam Round the World itineraries, using the extensive networks of all 14 SkyTeam member airlines.
Two versions of the Round the World planner have been developed. Both enable customers to build tailor made itineraries in compliance with SkyTeam's Round the World fare products, terms and conditions. Customers access the application via the recently refreshed skyteam.com, while a customized version for travel agents can be accessed via the newly created dedicated skyteam.biz website.
The Round the World Planner is another example of SkyTeam's focus on actively improving products and services for its customers. "With hundreds of destinations to choose from, SkyTeam can take our customers wherever they want to go whenever they want to go, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure," said Mauro Oretti, SkyTeam's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "Our new planner has been developed to maximize customers' potential travel opportunities, whilst minimizing the complexity of planning a Round the World itinerary."
The SkyTeam Round the World planner intuitively guides users through every step of planning an itinerary, which once saved can be printed or emailed. Customers can book their chosen travel plans via their travel agent or any SkyTeam member airline. Future phases of the application will feature real-time flight availability and prices and the ability to book online via SkyTeam.com.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers over 465 lounges worldwide. The fourteen members are: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, TAROM and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers its 474 million annual passengers a worldwide system of over 14,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 169 countries.
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