Travelport has been named the launch GDS partner
for Strategic Airlines, Australia’s newest full service airline.
The full content agreement will see Strategic
Airlines participate on a GDS for the first time in its operating
history, providing a new distribution channel for its expanding
routes and services.
With the new distribution agreement, Galileo
subscribers will have access to Strategic Airline’s most
up-to-date routes, fares and seat availability, with full booking
functionality, offering operational efficiencies and seamless
end-to-end booking workflow. The airline will also provide full
access to its inventory of flights and fares for Worldspan and
Apollo connected travel agents in the coming weeks.
“As a new, full service passenger airline, we are delighted to
have Travelport as our first GDS partner,” said Robert Kane, Chief Information Officer at Strategic Airlines. “They offered us a
tailored solution for the distribution of Strategic Airlines’
product to travel agents and wholesalers which is an essential
step in Strategic Airlines’ development. Travelport understands
that priority and worked swiftly to help us bring forward this
important element of our distribution strategy.”
Strategic Airlines currently operates scheduled
services within Australia and to international destinations such
as Bali and Phuket, with plans to fly to other cities such as
Honolulu and Shanghai later this year. It also operates both commercial passenger services
and corporate charter flights.
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