Million Air Beijing starts accepting Epic Card payments
August 18, 2016
Operators of Beijing-bound private jet flights have all the reasons to smile following the decision by Million Air Beijing to begin accepting Epic Card payments. The introduction of an additional payment option is a landmark development considering that Million Air Beijing is the only FBO stationed at the Beijing Capital International Airport. “One of the few Western-style FBOs in the country, the location sees more than 60 per cent of all domestic business aviation traffic within mainland China,” according to Curt Epstein’s news article published at the AINonline website on 12 August 2016.
Million Air Beijing’s acceptance of the Epic Card as an alternative payment is welcome news to international private jet operators due to the convenience and many other transactional benefits accessible to customers who will use the card. Some of these benefits include automatic access to customer care and concierge services in the English language. As Epstein reports, an Epic Card customer is guaranteed of “a designated English-speaking customer service representative who will meet their aircraft on arrival and assist them throughout their stay, luggage valet, convenient aircraft parking on arrival and departure, priority service for tow tugs and overnight extension approvals.”
These benefits and extras are indeed worthwhile in such a busy airport that conducts business in mainly Chinese languages. The fact that private jet operators will no longer need to make prior arrangements for translators when landing at the Beijing Capital International Airport is the one benefit that makes the Epic Card payment such a deal for the international private aviation community.
Million Air Beijing operates as a joint-venture entity owned by China-based Capital Jet and the Million Air franchise. It conducts its operations within the proximity of Runway 36R’s approach end within the Beijing Capital International Airport. “The facility offers designated parking aprons, VIP lounges and onsite customs, immigration and security clearance,” according to Epstein.