Zonal Employee Discount

Zonal Employee Discount (ZED) is a multilateral agreement for reduced rate personal travel by airline employees and other travelers. Airlines may bilaterally agree to apply one of three fare levels (Low, Medium, High), space-available/subload and/or positive space/firm reservation status, as well as eligibility for travel in the economy and/or business class cabins.

ZED is half of a larger organization known as the ZED/MIBA Forum. The Forum is made up of over 175 member airlines from all parts of the globe, participating in the ZED and/or the MIBA (Multilateral Interline Business Agreement) programs. ZED and MIBA conditions may be applied for travel on and by other airlines, as bilaterally agreed, or by the airline's own employees traveling on its own flights.

Background

ZED was formed in 1994 by seven airlines:
* Aer Lingus
* Air Canada
* Austrian Airlines
* British Airways
* Lufthansa
* Malev Hungarian
* SAS/Scandinavian

Since its formation, the organization has grown to include approximately 180 airlines from all parts of the globe as well as over 70 affiliate airlines. ZED/MIBA Forum member airlines represent over 90 countries and 6 continents. The administration of the ZED program was merged with the MIBA program in 2001. These programs are governed by three separate agreements: ZED/MIBA Forum Agreement, ZED Agreement, and MIBA Agreement.

Becoming a member

An airline is eligible to participate in ZED and/or MIBA if it:

* operates scheduled air passenger transportation services available for ZED/MIBA use
* is able to accept industry discount tickets in accordance with the terms of the agreement and the ZED and/or MIBA agreements
* is able to issue and/or authorize another ZED/MIBA Forum member to issue on its behalf, industry discount ID tickets in accordance with the agreements
* is able to communicate via an official (corporate) email address
* publishes its scheduled air passenger transportation services and availability in major GDSs, e.g. Amadeus, Sabre, Worldspan, Gabriel, Galileo

If the airline meets all of the above criteria, it may submit an application to the ZED/MIBA Forum Member Service Center and pay all required fees for participation. Once accepted, an airline must also negotiate and implement its first bilateral concurrence with another ZED/MIBA Forum Member.

List of ZED/MIBA Forum member airlines


* Adria Airways
* Aegean Airlines S.A.
* Aer Lingus Limited
* Aeroflot - Russian Airlines
* Aeromar, la li'nea ae'rea ejecutiva de Me'xico
* Aerovias de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
* AeroSvit - Ukrainian Airlines
* Alpenlandisches Flugunternehmen Ges.m.b.H.
* Air Astana JSC
* Air Austral
* Air Baltic Corporation (airBaltic)
* Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG
* Air Cale'donie
* Air Caledonie International
* Air Canada
* Air Carai"bes
* Air Dolomiti S.p.a.
* Air Europa Li'neas Ae'reas, S.A.U.
* Socie'te' Air France
* Air Greenland
* Air India Ltd.
* Air Inuit Ltd
* Air Jamaica, Ltd.
* Air Macau Company Limited
* Air Madagascar
* Air Malawi Ltd
* Air Malta plc.
* Air Mauritius
* Air Namibia (PTY) Ltd.
* Air Niugini Limited
* Air One S.p.A.
* Air Seychelles Limited
* Air Tahiti Ltd.
* Air Tahiti Nui, Inc.
* Air Valle'e S.p.A.
* Air Vanuatu (Operations) Ltd.
* Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation
* Air Zimbabwe (PVT) Ltd.
* Alaska Air Group Inc.
* Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A.
* Aloha Airlines Inc.
* Alpi Ealges S.p.a.
* American Airlines, Inc.
* All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
* Arkia - Israeli Airlines Ltd.
* Asiana Airlines, Inc.
* ATA Airlines, Inc.
* Atlantic Airways
* O"sterreichische Luftverkehrs AG
* Consorcio Aviaxsa SA de CV
* Aerovi'as del Continente Americano S.A.
* Bangkok Airways Co., Ltd.
* Bearskin Airlines
* Belavia Belarusian National Airline
* Binter Canarias S.A.
* Blue Panorama Airlines
* British Midland Airways Limited
* British Airways Plc
* Transportes Ae'reos de Cabo Verde, S.A. (TACV)
* Calm Air International Ltd.
* Canadian North
* Cape Air
* Caribbean Airlines Ltd
* Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
* Cayman Airways Ltd.
* Siege social de CCM Airlines
* Central Mountain Air Ltd.
* China Airlines
* CimberAir A/S
* Cirrus Airlines Luftfahrtgesellschaft mbH
* City Airline
* Coast Air KS
* Continental Airlines, Inc.
* Copa Airlines
* Corse Air International
* Croatia Airlines d.d.
* Cyprus Airways Public Limited
* C(eske' aerolinie, a. s.
* Delta Air Lines
* EgyptAir Holding Company
* El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.
* Emirates Airline
* Era Aviation, Inc.
* Eritrean Airlines
* AS Estonian Air
* Ethiopian Air Lines Inc.
* Etihad Airways
* Eurofly S.p.A.
* EVA Airways Corporation
* ExpressJet, Inc.
* FAT Taiwan Inc.
* Finnair Oyj
* Finnish Commuter Airlines
* First Air
* Jersey European Airways Limited
* AB flyLAL ¡V Lithuanian Airlines
* Frontier Airlines, Inc.
* Garuda Indonesia
* Ghana International Airlines Limited
* Great Lakes Aviation LTD.
* Gulf Air Company, G.S.C.
* Gulfstream International Airlines
* Hahn Air Lines GmbH
* Hawaiian Airlines, INC.
* Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited
* Hong Kong Express Airways Limited
* Iberia Li'neas Ae'reas de Espan~a, S.A.
* Icelandair
* IranAir
* Icelandair
* Israir Airlines & Tourism Ltd.
* Japan Airlines Corporation
* Jat Airways
* Jet Airways (India) Ltd.
* Kenya Airways Limited
* Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.
* KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
* Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd
* Kuwait Airways Corp.
* Li'neas Aereas Costarricenses SA
* Lan Airlines S.A.
* LIAT (1974) Ltd
* LOT Polish Airlines
* Deutsche Lufthansa AG
* Luxair S.A.
* Malaysia Airlines
* Malev Hungarian Airlines Plc
* Malmo" Aviation
* Martinair Holland NV
* MAT- Macedonian Airlines
* MAXJET AIRWAYS
* Meridiana S.p.a.
* Mesa Air
* Mexicana de Aviacio'n, S.A.
* Middle East Airlines - Airliban
* Midwest Express Airlines, Inc.
* Montenegro Airlines
* Northwest Airlines, Inc.
* Olympic Airlines
* Oman Aviation Services Co.
* Pakistan International Airlines Corporation
* Philippine Airlines Inc.
* PLUNA Lineas Ae'reas Uruguayas S.A.
* Polynesian Limited
* Qantas Airways Limited
* Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C.
* Royal Air Maroc
* Regional Air Lines
* Royal Jordanian Airlines
* Sata Internacional
* Saudi Arabian Airlines
* SAS AB
* Scenic Airlines, Inc.
* Skyways Express AB
* SkyWest Airlines, Inc.
* South African Airways
* Southwest Airlines
* Spanair S.A.
* SriLankan Airlines Limited
* Surinam Airways Ltd
* Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
* TACA International Airlines, S.A.
* TAP Portugal
* TAROM Romanian Air Transport, S.A.
* Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
* TransAsia Airways
* Trans States Airlines
* Hapag-Lloyd Flug GmbH
* Tunisair
* Turkish Airlines Inc.
* UNI Airways Corporation
* United Air Lines, Inc.
* US Airways Inc.
* Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.
* Virgin Nigeria Airways Limited
* Vlaamse Luchttransportmaatschappij
* Windward Island Airways
* Yemen Airways

See also

*Interlining
*Interline Travel

External links

* [http://www.zedmiba.org ZED-Miba Forum]


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