IndiGo’s fares and ancillary services are now available for sale via Travelport’s travel agent platform.
The Indian low-cost carrier, which is the country’s largest domestic airline in terms of market share, announced in September that it had agreed to distribute its content via the GDS for the first time, making it available to both online and traditional travel agencies across the world. These fares are now live in India.
The launch was celebrates at an event attended Aditya Ghosh and Gordon Wilson, the respective presidents of IndiGo and Travelport, along with more than 300 travel industry guests.
“We are very excited to officially launch our content on the Travel Commerce Platform today, and we are proud of our partnership with Travelport,” said Ghosh.
“Travelport’s technology is providing an opportunity for us to reach new travellers at home and internationally and familiarise them with our unique brand in a highly cost-effective manner without incurring the traditional costs associated with participation in the more traditional global distribution platforms.”
Wilson commented that the inclusion of IndiGo’s content is “very good news for our… travel agents both in India and around the world”.
“By adding IndiGo’s fares and ancillaries to the Travelport platform, we have marked another significant industry first and we look forward to working with IndiGo in the years ahead to help them expand their distribution. Meanwhile, we will continue to invest in and extend our leadership in air merchandising and the provision of innovative technology to the global travel industry,” he added.
Following the Indian roll-out, IndiGo’s content will be gradually made available to agents around the world.