Travelport and Air Canada report a multi-year extension agreement that provides Travelport’s travel agency customers with continued access to the full range of Air Canada’s à-la-carte fare and Fight Pass products and product attributes.
"Travelport continues to offer agents booking via Agencia three strong advantages," Maurita Baker, general manager, Travelport Canada, said. "First, they will find the lowest available Tango fares -- fares that are in some cases significantly lower than those found in any other GDS. Second, Tango fares booked in Agencia are commissionable but those booked in the GDS are not. And last but certainly not least, agents booking via Agencia have access not only to all of Air Canada’s fares and products but to over 350 additional carriers in an agent-friendly intuitive workflow including the auto-creation of PNRs.”
Air Canada content will remain a key component of the Travelport Agencia desktop platform utilizing ac2u, Air Canada’s direct-connect application programming interface (API).
Christopher Engle, vice president, airline services for the Americas said: “This agreement makes clear Travelport is executing its merchandising strategy: to enable airlines to distribute their fares and ancillary content in a manner they choose; to do so through the travel agency channel and; to do it in a way that protects the integrity and efficiency of the GDS booking and management process for travel agents.”
The Travelport Agencia desktop solution enables its Canadian agency customers to shop, price and book all Air Canada domestic, U.S. transborder and international itineraries and fares including Tango, Flex, Latitude, and Executive, as well as the capability to book and manage Air Canada’s Corporate Rewards and complete range of Flight Pass products.
Travelport Agencia provides Travelport customers à-la-carte pricing with the ability to select product attributes they wish to pay for, such as advance seat assignment on the lowest Tango fares, onboard meals and lounge access.