15-Sep-2016 11:52 PM

IndiGo signs its first ever GDS agreement with Travelport

IndiGo and Travelport announced (15-Sep-2016) a strategic partnership which will see IndiGo distribute all of its fares and ancillary products to Travelport-connected customers worldwide. This is the first time that IndiGo has entered a deal with a global GDS. Through the strategic partnership with Travelport, IndiGo will place its fares, ancillary products and offers into the Travel Commerce Platform. This distribution platform will enable IndiGo to provide its content via an API connection and enable the LCC to still have their fares and ancillaries displayed, compared and booked in exactly the same way. The distribution partnership will also help the airline reach travellers in international markets as it continues to expand its route network into destinations in the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and South East Asia. IndiGo president and whole time director Aditya Ghosh said: "This arrangement with Travelport will allow us to reach new customers, both at home and overseas, in a cost effective manner without incurring the traditional costs associated with participating in global distribution platforms using old style industry mechanisms and instead, enabling our real time connectivity to the GDS platform via an XML API link." [more - original PR]

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