Travelport announced a new long-term airline IT services agreement with TUIfly, the third largest airline in Germany. The e-Ticketing technology is utilized by TUIfly Vermarktungs GmbH (TUIfly.com), the flight travel portal of TUI Deutschland.
TUIfly.com has implemented Travelport E-Ticket Technologies in combination with their reservation system, New Skies, offered by Navitaire LLC, enabling the airline to fully leverage the benefits of outbound interline e-ticketing.
The new agreement is part of TUIfly.com's initiative to broaden the worldwide flight offer for customers and combinability of different airlines through new airline partnerships. With this technology TUIfly.com is able to distribute, process and fulfill flights of traditional network carriers using e-tickets not only on the B2C website TUIfly.com but in non-IATA touristic distribution channels as well.
As airlines become more reliant on partnerships and the ability to react in real time to passenger needs, while also lowering costs, TUIfly.com - which has been ticketless so far itself and with all partner airlines - has chosen to join the Travelport E-Ticket Interchange, Travelport notes.
TUIfly's first interline partner is Lufthansa, which allows TUIfly.com to book customers on Lufthansa flights and issue own e-Tickets.