Travelport has won a competitive tender process by Air India for the sole provision of distribution of its domestic flight content in the airline’s home market.
The contract was awarded to Travelport following a comprehensive bidding process and is scheduled to take effect from November 2018.
The agreement reinstates Air India’s continued deployment of Travelport Rich Content and Branding, now used by over 270 airlines. This displays airlines’ graphical content, their fare families and a full range of ancillary products. It means that Travelport will provide the same content as Air India’s own direct-selling channels.
“Travelport is delighted to have been selected by Air India to provide these services. It is another welcome endorsement of our technology and our services in India,” declared rresident and CEO, Travelport, Gordon Wilson. “We look forward to implementing the agreement and delivering a world-class service to the airline.”
Meanwhile, chairman and managing director, Air India, Pradeep Singh Kharola also said: “Air India is pleased to award this important contract to Travelport. In written submissions and in discussion with their team the company demonstrated a clear understanding of our needs and displayed impressive technological and financial capability. As we make the switch to Travelport, we hope to be able to deliver even better value for money and a superior distribution to our customers in India and abroad.”