Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform announced a new content agreement with Thai Lion Air, a low-cost carrier (LCC) in Thailand, operating both domestic and international flights. Under this agreement, Thai Lion Air, has also chosen to deploy Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising solution, allowing the airline to display their branded fares and ancillary content in a graphically rich and visual way.
Thai Lion Air is the third largest LCC fleet operating from Thailand, and is set to celebrate its fourth anniversary in December this year. The airline currently operates to 20 destinations across seven countries in South East Asia. Thai Lion Air is the second member of the Indonesian Lion Air Group to sign with Travelport, following the successful partnership with its Malaysian-based, sister airline, Malindo Air.
Travelport-connected agencies around the world now have real-time access to Thai Lion Air’s fares and inventory, providing even more content and choice for travellers to Thailand. International visits in Thailand have exceeded 20.4 million between January to July, a slight increase of 4.47% when compared with the same period in 2016, as reported by Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
Damian Hickey, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Global Sales Strategy, Air Commerce at Travelport commented: “Today’s announcement marks our ongoing commitment and investment, in the Thai domestic travel market. We are delighted that Thai Lion Air recognises the value of our Travel Commerce Platform and the outreach that we can provide. We are excited for the future with Thai Lion Air.”
Captain Darsito Hendroseputro, Managing Director, Thai Lion Air said: “We are pleased to embark on this partnership with Travelport. It is important for us to boost our brand presence, especially to the international market. We look forward to working with Travelport to increase the availability of our flight options to travel consumers. This partnership is part of our ongoing growth strategy, to deliver the best value to consumers and lays the foundation for us to continue working together in the future.’’
Thai Lion Air’s branded fares and ancillary content is now available for all agents using Travelport’s travel commerce platform.