Malindo Air Taps Travelport Services

13th Nov 2014

Travelport leads in providing travel commerce services to global commercial aviation and travel industries through its revolutionary online distribution system.

Malindo Air, the low-cost Malaysian affiliate of Lion Air Group, has entered into an agreement with Travelport to be able to use the latter's online platform for all its online commercial transactions including, but not limited to, booking tickets.

With Travelport's platform, Malindo Air fares, among other products and services, can now be searched and compared with other carriers which offer similar services or flights to a particular destination.

The airline's CEO, Mr. Chandran Rama Muthy, couldn't hide his excitement, saying they are looking forward to experience optimum growth in terms of sales and market share. Currently, Travelport has a subscriber base of over 67,000 agents worldwide.

The agreement also allows Malindo Air to offer their ancillary services through Travelport Merchandising Platform.

Damian Hickey, Vice President for Global Distribution Sales & Services, Asia-Pacific, was also delighted on the new agreement with Malindo Air, saying they are looking forward to provide subscribers a wide variety of airline choices in the region.

Asia-Pacific region also includes Southeast Asia, China, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Malindo Air was founded in September 2012 and commenced operations in March 2013. It is a joint venture between the low-cost airline operator, Lion Air, of Indonesia and a Malaysian partner, National Aerospace and Defence Industries.

It currently flies to 31 destinations across South and Southeast Asia regions, 13 of which are domestic. International routes include cities and popular tourist destinations in Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Singapore and Thailand, offering more than 800 weekly flights.

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