fastjet signs up to new distribution channels

fastjet has signed two agreements – with Skyscanner and Hahn Air Systems – that will allow travel agents worldwide to access and sell its flights.

The deal with Skyscanner will enable consumers to compare fastjet’s flight schedules and prices against those of other African carriers. Visitors to Skyscanner’s website will then be able to link directly to fastjet's website and book their flights. Skyscanner currently has more than 25 million unique visitors every month.

The agreement with Hahn Air Systems involves that company’s e-alliance product. Once implemented, fastjet flights will be available within all of the main global distribution systems (GDS), including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport. GDS distribution will give fastjet access to over 91,000 travel agencies worldwide and the link with Hahn Air Systems will provide unencumbered and low-cost access to these systems.

Ellis Cain-Jones, fastjet’s head of commercial, commented, “After the success of establishing fastjet in our local markets, we now want to export access to our affordable pan-African flights. Both our new partners will benefit fastjet’s drive for cost-efficient global distribution in both traditional and digital arenas.”

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