AirAsia India flights to be available on TravelportTravelport has announced a new distribution agreement with AirAsia India which will see the carrier distribute all of its fares and ancillary services through Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform.
Travelport-connected agents are already able to book flights and ancillaries from four other carriers under the AirAsia Group – AirAsia Malaysia, AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, and Thai AirAsia. The new agreement means that, through Travelport’s aggregated shopping technology – one of the key components of the Travelport Merchandising Platform – travel agents will also be able to shop, compare and book AirAsia India flights and popular extras alongside those offered by traditional carriers in the same booking workflow.
Commenting on the partnership, AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya says, “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.”
Simon Ferguson, Travelport Managing Director, UK & Ireland said: “India is a key region for Travelport and we are delighted to have AirAsia India on board. 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.”
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services an extensive network covering 89 destinations. During its 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 230 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 160. It has been named the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline for six consecutive years at the Skytrax’s World Airline Awards.