Posted on: 11 March 2014 by Mark Howells
Ryanair has announced a new partnership with Travelport which will enable Travelport-connected agents worldwide access to Ryanair’s low fares and comprehensive route network.
The agreement will enable Ryanair and Travelport to deliver a significant business travel platform. This partnership follows recent technology developments from Travelport making it the ideal partner for Ryanair to target the travel industry channel.
Ryanair is working to improve its customer experience and this partnership with Travelport, and the launch of a dedicated Ryanair group travel service, are the latest in a programme of developments, with a new business product set to be unveiled in the summer, plus a fully revamped website, a brand new app and mobile boarding passes.
Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs explained, “This partnership with Travelport is a significant development for Ryanair and for businesses across Europe and beyond as we continue to evolve our business offering. As Europe’s largest airline, we’ll carry over 81.5 million customers this year on the largest route network, connecting 186 airports in 30 countries.”
More than 22% of Ryanair’s customers use the airline for business travel and the company expects that percentage to grow as the partnership with Travelport will allow corporate travel departments and businesses even greater access to Ryanair’s fares and routes.