Travelport has been awarded the Air India account after a competitive pitch involving several contenders. The contract begins in November.
Travel commerce platform, Travelport, has secured Air India following a competitive bid. The brand will serve as sole distribution provider of the carrier’s domestic flight content in the its home market. Scheduled to take effect from November 2018, the contract will be fully implemented by the end of 2019.
The deal confirms continued deployment by Air India of Travelport content and branding, which is currently used by more than 270 airlines. With the appointment, the company will provide the same content as the airline’s direct-selling channels to encompass a full range of ancillary products and graphic content.
“We are delighted to have been selected. It is another welcome endorsement of our technology and services. We faced stiff competition from our rivals and rigorous examination from the team. We look forward to delivering world-class service to the airline,” said Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport.
Headquartered in Langley, United Kingdom, Travelport presently employs approximately 4,000 staff. The marque is represented in 180 countries and territories. Meanwhile, Air India, the country’s flag air carrier with both international and domestic operations, boasts an 85-year presence in the aviation industry.