Travelport and AirAsia, one of the leading and fastest growing airlines in Asia, today jointly announced a ground-breaking new partnership which will see AirAsia distribute all of its fares and ancillary services through the Travelport global distribution channel for the first time.
As part of the agreement, AirAsia has also signed up for Travelport’s industry-leading merchandising technology including its unique aggregated shopping functionality which will enable travel agents to shop, compare and book AirAsia and AirAsia X flights alongside those offered by traditional carriers in exactly the same booking workflow.
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services an extensive network covering 87 destinations.
During its 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 220 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 150.
The agreement means that Travelport-connected agents worldwide will be able to search and book competitive fares and popular ancillaries such as checked-in bags, advanced seat selection and in-flight meals offered by all airlines under the AirAsia group.
Commenting on the partnership, Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group chief executive said: “The Travelport Merchandising Platform offers us the flexibility to connect to the GDS channel and enables us to distribute our low fares to even more travellers as we continue to expand our offering.”