Langley, U.K., 2016-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, and Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, have announced a new long-term agreement. This new agreement means that Travelport-connected travel agencies will continue to have access to easyJet’s content through the Travel Commerce Platform.
In addition, easyJet will continue to use Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding solution which enables easyJet to more effectively display and merchandise its full range of fares, including business traveller friendly products such as Inclusive and Flexi Fares.
According to easyJet, it operates the leading European network flying on more of the top 100 routes than any other airline and its low fares, industry-leading punctuality and friendly service have all been important factors in helping it to both attract and retain new business customers.
“easyJet was one of the first airlines in the low cost sector to make its inventory available through the GDS and it remains of paramount importance to continue our relationship with Travelport and utilising key products like inclusive fares and corporate negotiated fares,” said Anthony Drury, Head of Business for easyJet. “Around 20% of easyJet’s passengers travel for business and we continue to deliver on the strategy we launched in 2010 to increase our appeal to the business travel sector. Enhancements including allocated seating, Inclusive fares and Fast Track Security have all played a part in enabling easyJet to attract more business passengers.”
Robin Ranken, Travelport’s Head of Airline Commerce Europe, added: “We are delighted to be continuing our strong relationship with easyJet which we have had for eight years now. During this time, Travelport has helped increase sales among corporations, travel management companies and travel agencies, and expanded easyJet’s reach in new and existing markets. We are also pleased that easyJet has continued to see the value of our Rich Content and Branding solution, which is unrivalled in the industry – we now have over 150 airlines implemented which shows that it is making a real difference to the agency booking experience. We look forward to continue exploring further opportunities with easyJet.”
Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in approximately 180 countries, over 3,700 employees, and an additional 1,200 employees at IGT Solutions Private Ltd who provide us with application development services, our 2015 net revenue was over $2.2 billion.
Travelport is comprised of:
- A Travel Commerce Platform through which it facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel marketplace. Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and rate distribution, mobile travel commerce and a pioneering B2B payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to efficiently and securely settle travel transactions.
- Technology Services through which it provides 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.
Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.
easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 68 million passengers annually, of which more than 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 230 aircraft on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in seven countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £4m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch almost 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.
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