Brisbane’s Airtrain to sell tickets via GDS

Damian Hickey (far left) and Chris Basche (second right) celebrate the deal
Damian Hickey (far left) and Chris Basche (second right) celebrate the deal

Airtrain, which connects Brisbane Airport with the city and Gold Coast, has agreed to start distriburing its tickets to travek agents via the GDS.

Under a new agreement with Travelport, the Australian airport rail operator will make its tickets avaiulable to agents through Travelport’s Airport Express app. Travel agents will receive an automatic prompt when an air booking is made into and out of Brisbane Airport, as a reminder of the option of adding Airtrain tickets.

The deal gives Airtrain access to Travelport’s global network of more than 67,000 travel agents, which Chris Basche, CEO of Airtrain, said would give his company “a huge reach to grow our sales”.

“The Airport Express App is a user-friendly tool which enables agents to book our services instantly, ensuring travellers have access to our efficient and comfortable mode of transport when travelling from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast,” he added.

Damian Hickey, Travelport’s vice president for Asia Pacific, commented; “We are pleased to partner with Airtrain to help them grow via the travel agency channel. We look forward to adding further partners to our system and providing our agents with the preferred tools and convenient access to book this mode of transport.”

Travelport launched its Airport Express app in March 2015, becoming the first travel technology platform to offer an app specifically for airport rail services. London’s Heathrow Express has already started using the app.

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