Langley, United Kingdom, 2014-5-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a travel commerce marketplace providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, and CityJet, an independent regional airline, announces today the successful complete integration of the European airline with Travelport. This enables Travelport connected travel agencies using Galileo and Worldspan to take advantage of the seamless bookability of CityJet fares and ancillaries within their normal workflow.
The airline, headquartered in Dublin, operates around 700 flights a week to several destinations across Europe. Its’ operational hub is London City Airport with additional tertiary networks from Cardiff Airport and Cambridge International Airport. CityJet also recently celebrated 20 years of service and introduced a CityJet IATA operating code, WX, to their network.
“As a truly independent European airline, we believe that we can reach new heights by tapping into the valuable travel agency distribution channel,” said CityJet CEO, Christine Ourmières. “Travelport is one of the world’s leading distribution providers. We look forward to strengthening our relationship as well as taking advantage of its strong industry expertise and global reach.”
Robin Ranken, Head of European Airline Relationships at Travelport said “The successful implementation of CityJet highlights our commitment to our travel agency customers. We look forward to working with our valued airline partner to maximize their exposure to travel agents and increase the accessibility of their fares.”
About Travelport (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a travel commerce marketplace providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,600 employees and 2013 net revenue of $2.1 billion, Travelport is a privately owned company comprised of:
- Our Travel Commerce Platform (formerly known as our global distribution system or “GDS” business), through which we facilitate travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in our proprietary business to business (“B2B”) travel commerce marketplace. As travel industry demands evolve, we are utilizing our Travel Commerce Platform to redefine the electronic distribution and merchandising of airline core and ancillary products, as well as extending our reach into the growing world of travel commerce beyond air, including to hotel, car rental, rail, cruise-line and tour operators. In addition, we have leveraged our domain expertise in the travel industry to design a pioneering B2B payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to efficiently and securely settle travel transactions. We also utilize the extensive data managed by our platform to provide an array of additional services, such as advertising solutions, subscription services, business intelligence data services, and marketing-oriented analytical tools to travel agencies, travel providers and other travel data users.
- Our Technology Services, through which we provide critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions, enabling them to focus on their core business competencies and reduce costs. We manage reservations, inventory management and other related critical systems for Delta Air Lines.
About CityJet (www.cityjet.com)
CityJet is renowned for providing convenient, hassle-free travel, combined with award-winning service to popular destinations throughout the UK and Europe. Its extensive network offers a multitude of choices for both business and leisure travellers, with a schedule built around the needs of passengers.
As one of the largest carriers operating out of London City Airport, CityJet offers over 700 flights a week, over 300 of them from this conveniently-located airport. CityJet operates to multiple destinations in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe from both London City Airport and Cardiff Airport.
The airline operates non-stop services from London City to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Avignon, Brest, Brive, Deauville, Dresden, Dublin, Florence, Nantes, Paris-Orly, Rotterdam and Toulon and from Cardiff to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey and Paris – Orly as well as Cambridge to Amsterdam and Dublin. It also offers direct seasonal flights from Dublin to Brest, Amsterdam to Avignon, Amsterdam, Brive and Perpignan.
Fares include all taxes and charges, and our customers enjoy a choice of online, mobile or airport check-in, advance seat assignment, free checked baggage including golf bags, and complimentary beverages and light meals on board.
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