Travelport has signed a new distribution agreement with AirAsia India.
The new Chennai-based low-cost carrier has agreed to sell its fares and ancillary services through Travelport’s ‘Travel Commerce Platform’, more commonly known as the GDS.
The move follows the landmark launch of AirAsia’s fares on the GDS systems earlier this year.
“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,” said AirAsia India’s CEO, Mittu Chandilya.
Damian Hickey, Travelport’s vice president of global distribution sales & services for Asia Pacific, added; “India is a key region for Travelport and we are delighted to have AirAsia India onboard. 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.”
Travelport-connected agents are already able to book flights and ancillaries from AirAsia Malaysia, AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, and Thai AirAsia via the GDS. The new agreement means that AirAsia India’s flights and extras will now also be offered alongside those of traditional carriers.