The new multi-year agreement will continue to see the Indian carrier’s fares distributed to travel agents via the Abacus GDS. And it will also see Jet deploy the Abacus Journey Data and Married Segment solutions, which allow the airline to develop its own branded and codeshare connectivity.
“Jet Airways has a wealth of direct and interline options to market at a time of increasing demand,” said Ho Hoong Mau, Abacus’ vice president of airline distribution.
“We are delighted to deepen our collaboration, especially with new fare combinations that will realise more of the revenue opportunity available in the channel. Abacus travel agents will welcome the added content from such a popular and trusted brand.”
Raj Sivakumar, Jet’s chief commercial officer, added that the agreement would allow his airline to “align even more closely with Asia Pacific’s travel trade”.
“Our partnership is not just about improving performance. We can now package and present even more varied products for our growing community of domestic and international travellers,” he stated.
Jet currently operates 18 codeshare agreements, along with its own network of 73 destinations and 22 international gateways. These tie-ups have been increased significantly in recent months following its alliance with Etihad Airways.
Abacus technology is used at more than 20,000 travel agent locations across the Asia Pacific region.