Travelport, Gulf Air renew agreement
Dubai, September 24, 2012
Travelport and Gulf Air have renewed their full-content agreement, which will ensure that all travel agents within Travelport’s worldwide network continue to have access to the airline’s full range of published fares and inventory.
The deal, which takes effect immediately, ensures uniformity for all travel agents using Travelport’s Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo platforms, providing them with access to the most up-to-date routes and fares from Gulf Air, a statement from the company said.
“Gulf Air is a long-standing airline partner of Travelport and we are delighted to be working with them to maximise their distribution capabilities,” said Will Owen Hughes, senior airline director, Middle East and Africa, Travelport. “This renewed full content agreement, which includes web fares, will help the carrier increase accessibility as they expand their route network across the globe.”
“The renewed agreement provides travel agents with greater and wider accessibility to Gulf Air’s full range of published fares and inventory, which means customers have a better choice when planning their travel with Gulf Air,” said Karim Maklouf, the chief commercial officer of Gulf Air. “It also suits well with our expansion plans, especially as we resume our operations to eight destinations in Iran and Iraq.”
“Working with leading GDS partners like Travelport has always been a part of our distribution strategy, complementing our commitment to the highest quality offering. We are pleased that the deal we have reached with Travelport will enable us to offer our products and services to the global travel agency community efficiently and at the best possible cost,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service