Travelport has today announced a new multi-year global full content agreement with Star Alliance member Air China. This follows a similar deal signed with China Southern last week.
Air China has enhanced its connectivity with Travelport to the highest level of GDS functionality providing Travelport-connected agencies with the most accurate access to Air China’s full range of inventories. Air China will also be implementing online check-in on Travelport’s ViewTrip website, thus providing instant access to travel itineraries and other flight and travel information online.
“We are impressed by Travelport’s commitment to innovation in the global distribution chain and very pleased to sign an agreement that will expand access and sales of Air China’s nearly 300 flight routes around the world,” said Li Dong, Deputy General Manager of Network and Revenue Management, Air China.
“As the national carrier for The People’s Republic of China, Air China represents an important airline partner to Travelport both in the Asia Pacific region and globally,” said Andrew Middleton, Travelport’s Vice President, Supplier Services, Asia Pacific. “We are pleased they have also signed up for online check-in via our ViewTrip tool – we are keen to continually enhance the booking process throughout the travel distribution chain.”
Air China operates more than 280 flight routes, including 197 domestic and 71 international routes covering 30 countries and regions. As a member of the Star Alliance, its service network extends to 181 countries and 1,160 destinations globally.