Jazeera Airways and Travelport expand partnership
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry and Jazeera Airways have announced that they have signed a full content agreement that will provide Galileo-connected travel agents in Kuwait with access to fares not available through any other global distribution system (GDS) channel.
Building on the existing participation agreement between the Kuwait-based airline and the GDS provider, the additional content from Jazeera Airways will be made available exclusively to Travelport GDS users in Kuwait, with preferred access to the carrier’s best online inventory, including last-minute web fares.
Jazeera Airways, an award-winning airline that operates to 17 destinations across the Middle East and North Africa, is one of the largest airlines on its route network. Travelport will help widen the airline’s distribution capabilities by increasing its visibility in international markets and extending its reach to corporate travellers.
“With its extensive global network of travel agency subscribers, Travelport will help Jazeera Airways build a stronger partnership with travel agents who will now have direct access to the airline’s value fares,” said Jazeera Airways CEO Stefan Pichler. “We believe that this expanded agreement will help us compete even more effectively with other regional carriers and pave the way for a new level of growth in corporate travel bookings,” he added.
“Our expanded agreement with Jazeera Airways provides a level of access to the airline that is unmatched by any other GDS,” said Will Owen Hughes, Travelport’s Senior Airline Director for the Middle East and Africa. “With enhanced Jazeera Airways functionality now available on our systems, Travelport-connected agencies are now able to offer their customers the best fares offered by the airline,” he added.
Travelport customers in Kuwait can book the preferred content from Jazeera Airways with full e-ticketing capabilities. As the carrier establishes its ticketing authority in countries outside of Kuwait, best-fare access will be available to both Galileo and Worldspan-connected travel agents in these markets.
More than 430 airlines worldwide participate in the Travelport GDS, gaining access to the company’s extensive global network of 63,000+ travel agency users. The GDS provider’s latest airline partnership with Jazeera Airways reinforces its successful strategy of securing content agreements and reaffirms the value of its global distribution platforms for airline suppliers