EasyJet has extended its agreement with Travelport, opening up the airline’s product to leisure agents through the GDS for the first time.
While the airline’s services have already been available to a limited number of corporate agents in the UK since 2007, the new deal opens up EasyJet flights and ancillaries to Galileo customers worldwide and any other agency using the Travelport Universal API.
Agents can now build itineraries using EasyJet’s flights with hotels, car hire and other travel services offered by Travelport. A larger number of ancilliary services will also be available.
Andrew Hodges, easyJet’s director of sales, distribution and business, said: “We are delighted to be extending and expanding our partnership with Travelport and making our content available to all travel agents.”
Simon Ferguson, regional director, UK & Ireland at Travelport, added: “This revised agreement extends the scope of the distribution we are able to provide easyJet as we harness our technology investment to facilitate the sale of airline products and meet their changing needs.
“Our global footprint as well as the value the intermediary channel can bring a carrier such as easyJet, in addition to the network carriers and alliances we serve, have been key factors in reaching a successful conclusion.”