Scoot prepares to fly with Abacus deal

Scoot prepares to fly with Abacus deal Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson, right, and Ho Hoong Mau, Abacus International celebrate the deal

Abacus International has announced a landmark agreement with Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ new no-frills, low-cost airline.

The multi-year deal will see all Abacus-connected travel agents across Asia Pacific have full access to Scoot’s fares and inventory from July 2012.

The burgeoning carrier will also be able to tap into Abacus’ extensive regional network of over 20,000 travel agencies across Asia Pacific.

Abacus is the first GDS to launch such a distribution partnership with Scoot.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, Scoot will be launching their maiden flight from Singapore to Sydney, Australia on June 4th 2012 and to Gold Coast, Australia on June 12th 2012.

This will be followed by additional flight routes to Bangkok and Tianjin, of which agents within the Abacus network will also have first access to, enabling them to offer their customers a new travelling experience to popular destinations.

“We are very excited about this unique partnership and feel privileged in working with an airline that is set to redefine the long-haul travel experience,” said Ho Hoong Mau, division head of airline distribution at Abacus International.

“We are confident in offering Scoot a distribution solution that will cater to its requirement in meeting the increasing demand for low-fare travel and honoured to provide the most effective platform to support Scoot’s growth during this very exciting time.

“Our highly productive agency network across Asia Pacific is looking forward to drive sales on Scoot.”

Scoot will operate a fleet of four Boeing 777-200 aircraft and plans to expand operations to other Asian countries.