Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines Selects Travelport To Distribute Its Content Globally
Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s low cost carrier, has signed a multi-year agreement with Travelport and has become the latest fast-growing, low cost carrier to participate in the company’s Travel Commerce Platform.
The agreement means that, with immediate effect, access is given to the low cost carrier’s best inventory and fares for all Travelport Travel Commerce Platform users globally.
“The deal highlights our commitment to providing the widest airline content to both our regional and global customers,” Will Owen Hughes, Travelport’s Senior Director Supplier Services, Africa, Middle East and South Asia, said.
As part of the agreement, Pegasus Airlines will also take advantage of Travelport’s Sponsored Flights – an innovative point-of-sale advertising tool that places selected flights above the neutral display on the travel agent’s screen for optimum visibility.
“Turkey remains a key growth country and we’re delighted to be able to support Pegasus in the next stage of its development,” Mr. Hughes added.
According to an announcement, 9.2 million passengers selected Pegasus Airlines in the first half of 2014 and to date the airline has flown a total of 78.4 million guests.
“This partnership will be in-line with both our low cost model and our multi-channel approach and in turn, our ever-expanding network in the Middle East, Caucasus, Russia and Europe will mean that agents can tap into our wide network of 86 destinations in 36 countries, at low cost,” Güliz Öztürk, Senior Vice President Commercial at Pegasus Airlines said.
According to the Official Airline Guide’s (OAG) reports for 2011, 2012 and 2013, Pegasus Airlines became the fastest growing airline of Europe’s 25 largest scheduled airlines in terms of capacity for three years running and is the latest in around 400 airlines to participate in Travelport’s GDS.