Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, today announced a multi-year strategic distribution agreement with WestJet, Canada’s leading low-cost airline offering more than 400 daily flights to 70 destinations throughout Canada, The United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Under the renewed agreement, WestJet’s full schedule of fares and inventory will continue to be made available to the millions of consumers who book their travel each month on Expedia , Egencia and Hotwire sites in the United States and Canada.
The decision to partner with Expedia signifies the airline’s ongoing commitment to offer its full selection of flights through the most effective and efficient distribution channels available, including Expedia’s online travel marketplace, via the global distribution system (GDS) model.
“Our partnership with Expedia enables us to market our complete inventory of WestJet flights to a targeted audience of travel shoppers through one easy-to-use, streamlined marketing channel,” said Duncan Bureau, Vice President of Sales for WestJet. “We’re confident our business will continue to thrive as we reach millions of unaffiliated new travelers each month through our participation in the Expedia marketplace.”
“We pride ourselves on intelligently matching global travel demand with the world’s most comprehensive selection of travel products and services available anywhere,” said Greg Schulze, Vice President of Tour and Transport for Expedia Partner Services Group. “Including high-value travel suppliers like WestJet in our cache of dynamic travel offerings is indicative to the level of value we’re able to provide to travelers the world over.”