Abacus International has announced a landmark exclusive partnership with Zest Airways that will see Abacus-connected agents sell Zest Air content and drive e-tickets through the Abacus eTAT platform. Zest Air, one of the Philippines’ leading low-cost carriers, has recently expanded its reach beyond borders to Korea on top of its existing domestic and China flights.
Abacus International has announced its entry into the Afghanistan market through a partnership with Kabul Star Technologies to create a local presence through its Abacus Afghanistan representative office. Afghanistan, the 31st market for Abacus, is part of the rapid growth Abacus has been experiencing throughout Asia Pacific, especially in key growth regions such as Central Asia.
Airlines continue to look to Asia Pacific for growth amid global economic uncertainty as the region’s economies continue expansion in the global airline industry, says Abacus International. Carriers based in Asia Pacific will make profits of $2.1 billion in 2012, according to forecasts from the International Air Transport Association.
Abacus International has announced a landmark agreement with Scoot, allowing all Abacus-connected travel agents across Asia Pacific full access to its fares from July 2012. A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, Scoot will be launching their maiden flight from Singapore to Sydney, Australia on June 4th 2012 and to Gold Coast, Australia on June 12th 2012.
Abacus International, Asia’s leading provider of travel solutions and services, now offers access to more than five million origin and destination net fares with Abacus SmartPrice. The number of net fares, which grew 30 per cent year-on-year, is testament to the increasingly competitive state of the travel industry today, said Abacus earlier.
Abacus International has announced the launch of its first customised app - Sabre Red App - for its next generation point-of-sale solution, Abacus WorkSpace. Jointly developed by Abacus, Kuoni India, Excellent Management Limited (XML) Hong Kong and Sabre, the new customer profile app will run on all Abacus WorkSpace terminals at Kuoni India locations.
Abacus International has begun the rollout of its enhanced Abacus PowerSuite, the only full-service solution that offers complete front-, mid- and back-office functions that are changing customer operations. With the new Abacus PowerSuite, agencies from across the region will have the ability to leverage the increased productivity, mobility, control and flexibility associated with the upgrades.
Abacus International has announced the signing of a two years exclusive distribution agreement with Pacific Royale Airways, Indonesia’s newest full service carrier. Under the terms of the agreement which will take effect from February 20th, travel agents within the Abacus network will get exclusive access to Pacific Royale Airways’ full range of published fares and inventory.
Abacus International has announced a new agreement with Sri Lanka-based low-cost carrier Mihin Lanka. Owned by the government of Sri Lanka, Mihin Lanka will provide Abacus-connected travel agents access to the airline’s entire published inventory of flights and fares.
Abacus International has launched Abacus TripPlan, an integrated travel approval and management solution for the Asian enterprise. The product designed specifically for business travel within Asia Pacific and offers several unique features.
Abacus International and Lao Airlines have confirmed the signing of a joint venture agreement, adding another significant milestone to Abacus’ presence in Asia Pacific. The newly penned deal will see Abacus and Lao Airlines partnering for at least ten years through to May 2021, with an option to renew for another five years.