Jan 28, 2013
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces a new agreement with Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ budget arm that offers low-cost, no frills airfares from Singapore to eight cities in China, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand.
Both companies have undertaken a seamless integration of Scoot’s content onto Travelport’s GDS platform. Effective immediately, this agreement enables Travelport-connected agents worldwide access to Scoot’s inventories on Galileo, delivering crucial content to Travelport subscribers. The addition of Scoot’s content will enhance the travel agent’s booking experience and provide travelers with a wider choice of fares when planning travel in the Asia Pacific region.
In addition to the content agreement, Scoot has chosen Travelport as their key provider of airline IT services, delivering e-ticketing access to the world’s global distribution systems (GDS) and compatible airlines. Travelport’s e-ticket database hosting service, ETDBase™, will store and manage Scoot’s e-ticket data for online and interline e-ticketing; and Travelport’s E-ticket Interchange™ will manage the exchange of interline electronic ticket messages between Travelport-connected subscribers, airlines and ground handlers.
“The agreement with Scoot is a strategic signing for Travelport,” said Damian Hickey, Vice President of Distribution Sales and Services for Travelport Asia-Pacific. “One of the key focus areas for my team is expanding our low-cost air offering, and we are delighted to partner with Scoot in the years ahead.”
“The connection to Travelport’s GDS platform further extends the distribution channels of Scoot’s great value airfares, giving us global access to travel agencies and hence attracting more customers from around the world as we continue to grow our business,” said Campbell Wilson, CEO of Scoot.
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About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.
With a presence in 160 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and reported 2010 revenues of $2.3 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands and its Airline IT Solutions business, which hosts mission critical applications and provides business and data analysis solutions for major airlines.
Travelport also owns approximately 48% of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group, One Equity Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Travelport management.
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About Scoot (www.FlyScoot.com)
Scoot™ operates medium and long haul no-frills flights between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Tianjin, Taipei, Tokyo, Shenyang and Qingdao. Operating a fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft, Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude™. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance.
Susan Lin, PR Manager, Asia Pacific, Travelport
Tel: +61 2 9391 4038
Michelle Larmer, Double Edge PR
Tel: +61 2 9957 1352