Sydney based limousine service provider Ulimousines, has been awarded the contract to provide ground transfers to China Eastern Airlines corporate business class passengers travelling in-between Sydney / Melbourne and China
This is the first Chinese airline to partner with a local Australian limousine service and is a complimentary service offered by the airline.
“This strategic partnership represents a significant win for the company and is an exciting development in our growth in the Chinese market and clearly indicates the importance of Australia as a travel destination for high net worth and VIP travellers” said Royale Limousines Managing Director, John Bartolotta.
The service coincides with a significant increase in visitors from mainland China with Australia expecting to receive 1 million Chinese visitors by the end of the year accounting for 6 out of the top 10 fastest growing major tourism markets over the past year.
China Eastern Airlines is currently operating 27 flights and will be increasing the operation to 45 flights a week between Shanghai /Nanjing/Beijing and Oceania from 20th Nov 2015 and is expecting to increase flight numbers and aircraft capacity over the next 12 months to ensure that they can keep up with customer demand for direct flights to the east coast of Australia and New Zealand.
Ulimousines is a joint venture operated by Royale Limousines and Cathay Uexpress.
Royale Limousines holds the exclusive contract for limousine transfers at Canberra Airport, and for The Star casino complex in Sydney, Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast, and the Treasury Casino & Hotel, Brisbane. It provides limousine, luxury car and coach transfers for travel distribution businesses including The AOT Group, and the many cruise ships calling at Australian ports. It also services the busy corporate market.
Royale Limousines operates Australia’s largest luxury hire car fleet, comprising approximately 100 Australian and European luxury sedans, stretch limousines, convertibles, mini-coaches and a 30-seater tourist coach. Marques in its fleet include Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Ferrari, Ford, Chrysler, Holden (Caprice), Lexus, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce (including the pride of the fleet, the Phantom Drophead), Toyota, and Volkswagen. The company operates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and the Gold Coast, and is the only Australian limousine company to offer a genuine24/7 service, with staffed call centres in every state in which it operates. Royale Limousines was founded in 1989 by Managing Director, John Bartolotta.
Cathay Uexpress Group Pty Ltd (CUG) is a large-scale travel services agency with numerous tourist products, including travel services, hotel reservation and transport services. Established in 2011 by Managing Director Alan Lai, Cathay Uepxress has strong service relationships with many Chinese corporations including, The Bank of China, The Agricultural Bank of China and China Eastern Airlines. In 2014, the company was a part of the team that serviced Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Australia. Most recently, they were awarded the contract to provide inbound travel services to Wanda Travel. The head office is located in Sydney, with a branch in the Gold Coast.