Posted on: 03 April 2014 by Mark Howells
Ryanair has begun its new partnership with Travelport, enabling Travelport-connected agents worldwide access to Ryanair’s fares and comprehensive route network.
The airline believes the combination of its low fares, extensive route network at primary and secondary airports will enable Ryanair and Travelport to deliver a significant business travel platform, and allow Europe’s largest businesses to save both time and money by flying with Ryanair.
The carrier is continuing to improve both its customer experience and offering and the 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 soon, along with a fully revamped website, smartphone app and mobile boarding passes.
Ryanair’s head of corporate travel and groups, Lesley Kane, remarked, “Our new 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 these customers already choose Ryanair for business travel and we expect that percentage to grow as this partnership allows corporate travel departments and businesses even greater access to Ryanair’s low fares and routes, ensuring they save millions of euros in travel expenses every year,” added Kane.