Galileo gets Asia boost

Galileo International is signing two new agreements that will see the fares and inventory of two of Asia’s fastest growing low cost carriers, Jetstar Asia and Valuair, added to the Galileo GDS.
Galileo has developed a suite of distribution solutions to meet the evolving needs and business models of today’s low cost carriers. Content for both Jetstar Asia and Valuair will be distributed via Galileo’s Basic Booking Product (BBP) giving them access to an extensive network of travel agents across Asia Pacific and the rest of the world. The carriers join sister company Jetstar Airways, the Australian-based low cost carrier, which has been distributing its content via Galileo since 2004.
“We are particularly excited to be working with both these companies and their decision to make their inventory available to travel agents via Galileo is testament to the value that we continue to provide to airlines and travel agents alike,” said Mr. Brad Holman, Travelport Airline Services Managing Director.
“These announcements follow an earlier agreement between Jetstar Asia and Travelport subsidiary Octopustravel.com to provide hotel and land content for the low cost carrier’s web site. Combining these two elements clearly demonstrates Travelport’s drive to deliver breakthrough partnerships and diverse product offerings matched by no one in the global travel and tourism industry.”
Ms Chong Phit Lian, CEO, Jetstar Asia said, “We are pleased to join hands with Galileo to further strengthen our distribution channels in Asia and extend our content to other markets in the region and globally that are demanding our low fares. This strategic move allows us to be more accessible, and expand our sales potential via the most effective and tested travel agent route.”

The collaboration with Jetstar Asia and Valuair is set to benefit Galileo-connected travel agents by providing new opportunities to increase sales with this new content available directly on their desktops. Both Jetstar Asia and Valuair join over 50 other Low Cost Carriers around the world that are using the Galileo GDS as a distribution channel.
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