Singapore’s largest budget airline, Tigerair, has agreed a new deal with Travelport to distribute to agents via GDS for the first time.
The carrier will also become the first from the Asia Pacific region to adopt the GDS provider’s aggregated shopping technology, a component of the Travelport Merchandising Platform.
Tigerair runs flights from Singapore to more than 50 destinations across 13 countries in the region.
Chief commercial officer Alexander Knigge said: “Travelport’s merchandising platform allows us to display our fares alongside those of traditional carriers and reach the travel agency community more easily.
“This is another Tigerair first in the Asia Pacific region and I’m confident that it will be a winning formula for travel agents and travelers alike and will allow us to achieve further growth through an additional sales platform.”
Travelport regional global distribution sales and services vice president Damian Hickey said: “We’re obviously delighted that Tigerair recognises the leadership we have demonstrated in our merchandising capabilities and has signed up to be our first Aggregated Shopping airline participant in the Asia Pacific region.
“For fast-growing no-frills carriers like Tigerair, it’s critical that we offer a highly flexible approach, which may be very different to more established approaches, but which allows them to distribute exactly how they chose to.”