NEWS RELEASE : Travelport and AirAsia India signs distribution agreement
AirAsia India flights to be available on Travelport!
Delhi and Singapore: 04 November, 2014 — Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, today announces a new distribution agreement with AirAsia India which will see the carrier distribute all of its fares and ancillary services through Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform.
Travelport-connected agents are already able to book flights and ancillaries from four other carriers under the AirAsia Group – AirAsia Malaysia, AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, and Thai AirAsia. The new agreement means that, through Travelport’s aggregated shopping technology – one of the key components of the Travelport Merchandising Platform – travel agents will also be able to shop, compare and book AirAsia India flights and popular extras alongside those offered by traditional carriers in the same booking workflow.
Commenting on the partnership, AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya says, “We are pleased to become the latest carrier within the AirAsia Group to distribute our flights via Travelport, enabling us to expand our network as part of our growth strategy.”
Damian Hickey, Vice President of Global Distribution Sales and Services, Asia-Pacific, Travelport, said, “India is a key region for Travelport and we are delighted to have AirAsia India on board. I am confident that they will increase their bookings and generate more brand awareness as their offering becomes available on more than 67,000 travel agency desktops worldwide.”
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services an extensive network covering 89 destinations. During its 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 230 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 160. It has been named the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline for six consecutive years at the Skytrax’s World Airline Awards.
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with 89 destinations. Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 230 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 160. The airline today is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries as well as China, India and Australia. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,400 employees and 2013 net revenue of $2.1 billion.
Travelport is headquartered in Langley, UK. The company recently completed its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.