Travelport ties up with AirAsia for bookings, other services

Travelport enters into agreement with AirAsia India, for booking tickets along with availing other ancillary services.

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Travelport has entered into an agreement with AirAsia India, for booking tickets along with availing other ancillary services through the travel portal’s merchandising platform.

The platform provides distribution, technology, payment and other solutions to the global travel and tourism industry.

The collaboration allows the Travelport-connected agents to shop, compare and book AirAsia India flights along with those offered by traditional carriers in the same booking work flow, Travelport said in a release.

The portal’s aggregated shopping technology is one of the key components of the its merchandising platform, it said.

“I am confident that the tie up will help AirAsia India increase its bookings and generate more brand awareness as its offering becomes available on more than 67,000 travel agency desktops worldwide,” Travelport vice president, global distribution sales and services for Apac Damian Hickey said.

At present, all AirAsia group companies – AirAsia Malaysia, AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, and Thai AirAsia – have a similar tie-up with Travelport.

“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,” AirAsia India chief executive Mittu Chandilya said.

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