The Air France group and leading digital travel platform Booking.com have signed a new partnership agreement to offer customers a more comprehensive, simplified and digital travel experience upon booking.
Booking.com’s accommodation portfolio offers Air France group customers access to over 28.9 million total reported listings, including everything from homes, apartments and villas to world-class hotels and resorts, for both their leisure and business trips. Customers have access to real-time pricing and availability, and benefit from a more streamlined reservation experience for their entire trip.
"I am proud to today be announcing our new partnership with Booking, a major player in the travel industry. With Booking, we are offering all our customers a seamless and integrated travel experience," said Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial Sales and Alliances, Air France-KLM.
Vanessa Heydorff, Regional Director at Booking.com added: “With a mission to empower people to experience the world, this partnership with France’s flagship carrier, Air France and Joon, enables us to connect even more travellers with their ideal stay in the most seamless way possible, whether it’s a chic apartment in New York or a relaxing resort in the Seychelles. No matter their destination, budget or travel purpose, with the unparalleled diversity of unique accommodation options on Booking.com around the world, there is truly something for everyone.”
This new offer is in addition to that offered by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, HOP! and Transavia, who are also partners of Booking.com.
About Air France
Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2018, it offers its customers access to a network covering 314 destinations in 116 countries thanks to its five brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia, Joon and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 545 aircraft in operation and 98.7 million passengers carried in 2017, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 15 million members.
Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 270 daily flights.
The Group also offers cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance solutions.
Air France-KLM is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,600 daily flights to more than 1,070 destinations in 177 countries.
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com now employs more than 17,000 employees in over 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide.
With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, we connect travelers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer over 29 million total reported listings and cover more than 141,000 destinations in 230 countries and territories worldwide.
Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So whether traveling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal place to stay quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach Booking.com 24/7 for assistance and support in 43 languages, any time of the day or night.
*A Mile earned for each euro spent on the full value of the transaction. It corresponds to the total price of the night’s accommodation associated with the reservation via the Booking.com platform and based on which Booking.com calculates a commission.