Travelport has signed a new full content global agreement with Kulula.com, South Africa’s first low-fare carrier. Galileo-connected travel agencies in Southern Africa will have full access to all Kulula fares, including promotional fares. The airline has also opted for a higher participation level in the Travelport GDS channel with enhanced functionality, such as IATA ticketing, which will also become available to Travelport connected travel agents.
Kulula became South Africa’s first low-fare carrier in 2001 and now operates 370 flights a week across six routes. Last month, Travelport announced the acquisition of its Galileo distribution business in Southern Africa and news of a new strategic Travelport hub for Africa located in Johannesburg. The recent investment follows the entry into 10 new African countries over the past 12 months.