Sky Express signs deal with Travelport

Russian low cost carrier Sky Express has signed a distribution deal with Travelport as it looks to expand its sales channels.


The deal will see Sky Express’ inventory distributed through the Galileo and Worldspan GDS platforms from this month.


Sky Express’ commercial director Andrey Egorov said: “Although Sky Express has enjoyed significant early success since launching operations in 2007, we believe participating in the GDS channel is essential to ensure our future growth. 


“Travelport’s GDS platforms are very well established throughout the world and growing in Russia.  We are very pleased to be partnering with them.”


Yuri Cheresov, Travelport’s head of airline services for Russia and CIS, added: “The management team at Sky Express has ambitious plans for the future and everyone at Travelport is excited to be involved at such a crucial time.


“We look forward to working closely with them to achieve these growth plans.”


The airline, Russia’s first low cost carrier, serves both business and leisure destinations connecting Moscow with a range of airports across the country. 


It is based at the capital’s Vnukovo airport, the closest airport to Moscow City Centre, and operates a fleet of modern Boeing 737 aircraft. 


 

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