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Published on : Saturday, October 22, 2016
Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan (a joint venture of BAE Systems and the National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna), have announced the signing of a new long-term, full content agreement.
The agreement extends Travelport’s and Air Astana’s existing relationship and provides all Travelport-connected travel agents globally, with access to all of Air Astana’s content. In addition, Air Astana has signed up to Travelport Rich Content and Branding meaning that the airline can better promote its full offering to Travelport-connected travel agents and allow them to access full information on the airline’s branded fares and ancillaries and in turn, sell more effectively to customers. Over 180 airlines are now live with Travelport Rich Content and Branding, an industry leading number which confirms the value airlines are seeing in this innovative solution.
David Gomes, Commercial Director, Air Commerce at Travelport commented: “We’re really pleased to have announced this renewal agreement with Air Astana today. Not only do travel agents using Travelport continue to have guaranteed access to the airlines’ published inventory, but the fact that the airline has now also signed up to Rich Content and Branding means they will be better equipped to fully understand the airline’s entire offering including its ancillaries and optional extras.”