Travelport has announced a new long-term IT services agreement with Volotea, a new low-cost European carrier headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Volotea, which commenced operations in April 2012, is the newest participant in Travelport’s electronic ticket database hosting service, Travelport says.
The carrier has also joined the Travelport E-Ticket Interchange. The technologies are central to Volotea’s growth and expansion plans through more distribution channels, including global distribution systems (GDS), Travelport notes.
Travelport’s e-ticket database hosting service, the Travelport ETDBase, is in use by airlines globally to quickly implement e-ticketing, and store and manage e-ticket data for online and interline e-ticketing (IET), Travelport says.
The Travelport E-Ticket Interchange, one of the largest global e-ticketing facilities for the exchange of interline e-ticket messages between airline partners, supports nearly 420 participants and over 6,000 interline/codeshare agreements, processing over 55 million messages monthly.