EasyJet, a UK low cost airline, has renewed its distribution agreement with Travelport, a distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry.
The new agreement means that Travelport-connected travel agencies worldwide can access and book all easyJet flights, including Flexi and Inclusive Fares through their preferred GDS booking processes.
EasyJet’s recently launched Inclusive Fare combines the services that are important to corporate bookers, such as bag and seat selection, with easyJet’s low fares and is only available through the GDS and other booking systems connected to the easyJet API.
In addition to Galileo, Travelport’s Worldspan and Apollo GDS systems will also provide access to easyJet fares later this year.
EasyJet and Travelport have worked together since 2007 – one of easyJet’s first deals with a third party distribution channel. The deal was later further enhanced by providing additional functionality to agents, including the ability to sell easyJet ancillary services including seat selection. EasyJet’s deal with Travelport means that during that time all Galileo-connected agency customers worldwide, and any other agency using the Travelport Universal API, have had access to easyJet’s fares.
In April last year, the relationship between the two organisations was strengthened further when Travelport unveiled its Aggregated Shopping technology with easyJet as its launch partner. Aggregated Shopping allows agents to shop, price and book fares and ancillaries from easyJet regardless of the technology used to aggregate that content.
EasyJet is also working with Travelport to deploy its Rich Content and Branding technology. The technology will allow easyJet to control how its content and ancillaries are visually presented and described to travel agents.