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fastjet secured global distribution system access

fastjet secured global distribution system access

fastjet has announced it is has signed two agreements that will allow travel agents worldwide to access and sell its flights.

The recently-signed agreement with flight comparison company Skyscanner will enable consumers to compare fastjet’s flight schedules and prices against those of other African carriers.

Visitors to the site will then be able to link directly to fastjet’s website and book their flights. 

Skyscanner currently has over 25 million unique visitors every month.

fastjet has also signed an agreement with Hahn Air Systems, a sister company and client of Hahn Air.

Through Hahn Air Systems’ e-alliance product, fastjet flights will be available within all of the main Global Distribution Systems, including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport. 

GDS distribution will give fastjet access to over 91,000 travel agencies worldwide and the link with Hahn Air Systems will provide unencumbered and low cost access to these systems.

It is anticipated that fastjet’s flights will feature on the GDS within the next month.

Ellis Cain-Jones, fastjet head of commercial, said: “After the success of establishing fastjet in our local markets, we now want to export access to our affordable pan-African flights.

“Both our new partners will benefit fastjet’s drive for cost-efficient global distribution in both traditional and digital arenas.”