The objective is to offer a “more complete, simplified and digital” experience from the moment of booking
Air France has signed a new collaboration agreement with Booking.com that will allow airline customers to make online reservations in hotels and accommodations with the platform through a dedicated page on the airline’s website before and after booking. its flights, operated by the company as by its subsidiary ‘Joon’.
The agreement, which is already effective, adds to those already existing between the companies of the same group already associated with Booking.com with KLM, HOP! and Transavia, to give access to the passengers of the Franco-Dutch group to more than 28.9 million accommodations, which range from houses and apartments, to villas, hotels and hotel complexes, have reported in both companies in a joint statement.
Customers of the air group will have access to rates and availability in real time of the Booking.com offer thanks to this agreement with which Air France seeks to offer a “more complete, simplified and digital travel experience from the moment of booking” .
In addition, the members and customers of the loyalty program ‘Flying Blue’ earn one mile for every euro spent in the reserved accommodations on the Booking.com page.
“With Booking we offer all our clients an efficient and comprehensive travel experience”, said the Deputy General Manager of the Commercial, Sales and Alliances area of Air France-KLM.
For his part, the regional director of Booking.com, Vanessa Heydorff, stressed that with Air France and Joon as ambassadors this agreement will allow to contact more travelers with “an unparalleled diversity of accommodation options.”
The Air France-KLM group, a member of the SkyTeam area alliance, is the first international traffic group with departures from Europe and operates 2,300 flights a day, mainly from its hubs in Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Together with Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, they operate more than 70 daily flights in a joint venture.