Travelport inks deal with Switzerland’s SkyWork Airlines

Travelport inks deal with Switzerland’s SkyWork Airlines

Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces a new distribution agreement with SkyWork Airlines which will enable the Switzerland-based airline to display its inventory on all Travelport’s platforms globally.

Through the new participation agreement, Travelport will help further develop SkyWork Airlines’ global presence by connecting the airline’s inventory to more than 60,000 travel agents using Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan in 165 countries.  The agreement with the growing airline reinforces Travelport’s commitment to provide the widest breadth of content to its customers worldwide.

SkyWork Airlines will use Hahn Air for all of their global e-ticketing needs.  Hahn Air has also recently implemented Travelport’s Electronic Transitional Automated Ticketing (ETAT) solution therefore SkyWork Airlines will also benefit from another of Travelport’s innovative systems via Hahn Air.

Robin Ranken, head of supplier, Europe at Travelport added: “Switzerland continues to be a major growth region for Travelport and we are pleased to welcome SkyWork Airlines to Travelport’s distribution network. We will be on hand to provide SkyWork the support they need to continue their ambitious expansion plans this year and into the future.” 

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, SkyWork Airlines flies to eight European destinations with more routes planned towards the end of the year.  The airline began as a flight training and air taxi service provider which has developed into a fully-fledged airline company with over 80 employees and its own travel agency.

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Timo Fabian, ground operations for SkyWork Airways commented: “Travelport stood out to us as the ideal business services provider to sign with due to their extensive global distribution and technology portfolio. Travelport is recognised locally as a friendly GDS to partner with and we look forward to the opportunities that this new agreement will provide.”