Agents' Choice 2018


Driving Innovation

Amadeus Creates NDC-X Program

Driving Innovation Amadeus has announced the creation of a dedicated program to drive the industrialization of NDC and ensure its success for all travel players. New Distribution Capability (NDC), created by IATA, is an XML-based data transmission standard that holds huge promise for the travel industry, and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Travel Agents

Travelport Maps Out The Future

Travelport Maps Out The Future Travelport has unveiled its product roadmap to extend its content offering to airline customers using IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard; and enabling travel agency customers to access such content via Travelport's platform. In December 2017, Travelport was the first, and is... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents

Sabre, Porter Connect

Sabre, Porter Connect Travel agents now have access to Branded Fares for Porter Airlines when using the Sabre system. Sabre-connected agencies will find a simple display and comparison of brand attributes for each fare type. This helps provide agents with product information that best matches the needs of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Greenway Takes Over At Swoop

Cummings Moves To WestJet As Executive VP, Strategy And Guest Services

Greenway Takes Over At Swoop Steven Greenway has been named president of ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), Swoop. Greenway will join Swoop on March 5 and report to Gregg Saretsky, WestJet Group president and CEO. He will have end-to-end accountability for all strategic aspects of Swoop, including short and long-term... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, News

Air New Zealand – Always So Cool

Airline's New Safety Video Showcases Antarctica

Air New Zealand – Always So Cool Air New Zealand never disappoints. Once again the airline has produced an entertaining and informative safety video – – this time turning the spotlight on Antarctica to showcase the frozen continent and the important climate... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel

WestJet Introduces Econo (Lowest)

WestJet Introduces Econo (Lowest) WestJet has a basic economy fare called Econo (Lowest), aimed at travellers who are looking for low cost fares without any added amenities. According to officials, Econo (Lowest) is designed for the value-seeking guest who doesn’t travel often. For agents, WestJet has put together a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Lofty Goal

Lofty Goal The International Air transport Association (IATA) has set a goal to see one billion passengers fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the 10th anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation... more ›
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AirlinePros Named Royal Brunei Airlines’ GSA

AirlinePros Named Royal Brunei Airlines’ GSA AirlinePros has been appointed general sales and marketing agent (GSA) for Royal Brunei Airlines in Canada. “We are excited to represent Brunei’s national flag carrier,” commented AirlinePros Canada director Karl Müller. “Royal Brunei Airlines has a world-class product, consistently... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments

Breaking Records

Air Canada Reports Annual Results For 2017

Breaking Records Air Canada has reported record full year 2017 EBITDAR of $2.921 billion compared to the previous record full year 2016 EBITDAR of $2.768 billion, an increase of $153 million. The company had 2017 operating income of $1.364 billion compared to 2016 operating income of $1.345 billion. Adjusted... more ›
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Air Transat Thanks All Big Hearts

Air Transat Thanks All Big Hearts On Feb. 14, Air Transat invited Canadians to join the conversation on social media to support its Small Change, Big Hearts program,a and following this initiative, the carrier will contribute $10,000 to its program for the benefit of SOS Children's Villages and the Children's Wish... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News