Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014-04-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has renewed its global full content agreement with South African owned Comair Limited (Comair). Comair operates scheduled airline services under its low-cost airline brand, kulula.com, as well as the British Airways brand as part of its licence agreement with British Airways Plc.
Based on the existing relationship between Comair and Travelport, the new multi-year agreements ensures that content from kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) – including promotional and web fares – will continue to be made available to Travelport users both in South Africa and around the globe.
“Comair is excited to renew its global full content agreement with Travelport and looks forward to continuing our mutually successful relationship into the future,” says Brian Kitchin, Executive Manager, Sales and Distribution, Comair.
“Travelport’s agreement with Comair provides a level of global agency access unmatched by any other GDS. Working with low-cost carriers is a key part of our business strategy and this enhanced agreement further cements Travelport’s presence in South Africa, and underlines our continued growth across the Africa continent,” said Will Owen Hughes, Travelport Senior Director, Supplier Services, Middle East and Africa.
Travelport is a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry.
With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and 2013 net revenue of $2.08 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (“GDS”) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands, its Airline IT Solutions business and a majority joint venture ownership in eNett. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately owned company.
About Comair Limited
Comair Limited is a South African aviation and travel company, offering scheduled and non-scheduled airline services within South Africa, Sub- Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, as its main business. The company operates under its low-fare airline brand, kulula.com, as well as under the British Airways livery, as part of its British Airways Plc. license agreement.
Managed and owned by South Africans through its listing on the JSE, Comair has been operating successfully in this country since 1946. Comair is the only known airline to have achieved operating profits for 68 consecutive years and has a safety record which is internationally recognised.
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