New content deal to benefit Galileo and Worldspan users across Europe, Middle East and Africa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Karachi, Pakistan, 2012-12-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced that is has reached a breakthrough Full Content Agreement with Pakistan’s national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
The new multi-year deal is applicable to all Galileo and Worldspan subscribers across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and ensures that Galileo and Worldspan-connected travel agents in the region have access to the airline’s full range of published fares, web fares and inventory.
Commenting on the new deal, Mr. Mamoon Rashid, Director Corporate Services, PIA, said that the new Full Content Agreement with Travelport was fulfilling a long standing demand from the travel industry.
“Our accessibility will be significantly enhanced,” said Rashid. “Our new relationship with Travelport provides us with the opportunity to grow our business and Travelport’s reach and depth of coverage will make it easier for travel agents to access PIA.”
“This is an incredibly important agreement for our travel agency customers,” explained Will Owen Hughes, Senior Airline Director, Middle East and Africa, Travelport. “PIA is a strategic airline that boasts a far-reaching network and strong loyalty amongst the Pakistani expatriate community, and as such is highly valued by travel agencies in the region and worldwide. We are committed to providing PIA with the most efficient distribution channel outside of Pakistan and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”
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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 174 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.
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Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan’s flagship, national airline has been an air travel pioneer since its inception in 1955. PIA has many firsts to its credit and continues to soar, committed to innovation and rich customer experiences.
With a fleet of aircrafts ranging from ATRs to B-777s, a destination choice between 35 international and 25 domestic points, a crew dedicated to providing the highest standards of in-flight service, and stellar management, PIA is an airline that is going places.
For more information, please visit www.piac.com.pk