Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces that Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan-connected travel agents globally can now benefit from its enhanced partnership with Yemen’s national carrier, Yemenia.
Building on a multi-year full content deal signed recently with Travelport, Yemenia has upgraded its agreement with the operator of the Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan reservation systems, implementing Travelport’s ‘inside availability’ technology to ensure full fare access and seamless booking functionality for all Yemenia flights.
The enhanced technology ensures that travel agents have real-time connectivity to the carrier’s fare inventory, including seat maps, last-seat availability, immediate booking confirmations, current pricing, instant schedule updates, as well as full e-ticketing capabilities for agents booking seats for their customers with the airline.
Additionally, Travelport is now able to offer ‘Claim Passenger Name Record’ (PNR) for Galileo and Worldspan subscribers to service and ticket bookings originally made directly with Yemenia, helping agents complete the reservation process through their preferred booking channel and in turn, boost efficiency and customer service.
As a result of these new features, transactions between Yemenia and Travelport’s extensive global network of travel retailers will be streamlined, increasing productivity and operational cost savings for the travel trade, as well as providing numerous yield management and inventory control benefits to the airline.
“We are delighted to offer our trade partners greater functionality on Yemenia, including key enhancements that will ensure a truly seamless booking experience for travel agents and improved operational efficiency for the airline,” said Will Owen Hughes, senior director of airline services, Middle East and Africa, Travelport.
Travelport’s current full content agreement with Sana’a-based Yemenia provides Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide with access to a route network that covers 26 international and 9 domestic destinations.