Travelport and Azul Brazilian Airlines, the third-largest and fast growing airline in Brazil, report a new agreement that will open up Azul booking services to be sold by Travelport-connected agency customers outside of Brazil.
Azul becomes the latest Low Cost Carrier (LCC) to provide its content through Travelport and the agreement follows last autumn’s technology contract enabling Azul customers to have interline and check-in capabilities through Travelport systems.
Travel agents can now benefit from the improved efficiency and productivity achieved by accessing Azul content directly via Travelport GDS platforms, enabling faster booking and the building of itineraries including hotel, car and other travel services offered by Travelport, the company notes.
Marcelo Bento, planning and alliances director at Azul Brazilian Airlines, said, “We are delighted to build on our IT relationship with Travelport by making our content available to Travelport non-Brazilian travel agents. Travelport’s extensive global footprint provides us with an efficient distribution channel for distributing abroad our attractive low fares."
Derek Sharp, Travelport’s managing director, global distribution sales & services, said, “We are especially pleased to offer our travel agent customers this Azul content advantage throughout the U.S., most of Latin America and the rest of world."