Business travel specialist Carlson Wagonlit Travel has been selected by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to manage the contract booking flights for people ordered to be removed from the UK.
These include, but are not exclusive to, those whose applications for asylum have failed.
The group’s main task during the tenure of the contract will be to book space on scheduled and chartered flights for removals.
The UKBA has not published the contract’s financial value, but has previously said it had made the award based half on price and then by 20 per cent each for the management services response and travel services response offered and 5 per cent for non-price financial issues and legal and commercial grounds.
It made use of an electronic auction to award the contract.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Carlson Wagonlit Travel is a global company specialised in business travel management.
The company seeks to assist companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organisations, optimise travel programmes and provide best-in-class service and assistance to travellers.
The group recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Amadeus to explore the outsourcing of some of its mid- and back-office transaction technologies.