|Tigerair changes stripes, signs with Travelport GDS.|
Sunday, 15th December 2013
Source : Martin Kelly
Low cost carrier Tigerair, which was vehemently opposed to selling via global distribution systems under now departed founder Tony Davis, has signed with Travelport to make most of its airfares and ancillary products available to travel agents through the Travelport Merchandising Platform. (but not those of its Aussie subsidiary)
In the process, Tigerair also becomes the first Asia Pacific carrier to utilise Travelport's aggregated shopping technology.
Its previous opposition came down to philosophy – it wanted to sell directly to consumers, cutting out the added cost of selling through the GDS.