Posted on: 22 March 2012 by Mark Howells
Abacus International has signed an exclusive content distribution agreement with StarFlyer, under which the airline will provide Abacus travel agents with full access to its international fares and inventory.
From 12 July 2012, StarFlyer will be launching two new flights from Kitakyushu, Japan to Busan, South Korea, to which Abacus will have exclusive access. Agents only within the Abacus network will be able to directly book this new StarFlyer content with effect from 14 May 2012, enabling them to offer their customers more unique content to popular destinations.
StarFlyer, based in Kitakyushu, Japan, currently operates domestic flights within Japan and includes destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka.
“We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Abacus,” confirmed Shinichi Yonehara, president and CEO of StarFlyer. “With the strength of Abacus in Asia, we are confident in driving greater penetration into new Asian markets while maintaining our focus on providing high-quality low-cost travel to travellers.”
StarFlyer has six Airbus A320-200s in operation and has already placed orders for six more. In addition to Korea, the carrier plans to expand operations to other Asian countries.