Posted on: 28 June 2011 by Mark Howells
Travelport has announced an agreement with Germanwings to make the carrier’s content and fares available on all Travelport GDS platforms.
E-ticketing capability for Germanwings is enabled by Lufthansa and all Germanwings fares distributed through the Travelport GDS channel include onboard service and 20 kg of free, checked-in baggage.
This agreement follows an earlier announcement in April this year that Germanwings had implemented Travelport’s e-ticket database hosting service to store and manage electronic ticket data for online and interline e-ticketing. Hosted by Travelport’s Airline IT Solutions business, the ETDBase solution gives Germanwings the ability to process electronic ticketing messages.
Commenting on the distribution agreement, Stefan Betz, head of sales & distribution at Germanwings, remarked, “We have been working closely with Travelport in recent months – firstly to implement their e-ticketing solution and now to ensure our flights are made available to their extensive global network of travel agency customers. We value the way Travelport has been able to cater for our very specific needs and aligned the interests of a global, multi-GDS provider with the very special low-cost distribution model established and promoted by Germanwings. We expect this co-operation to be a genuine win–win partnership.”