AC, Travelport sign multi-year agreement


Travelport and Air Canada have executed a multi-year extension agreement that provides Travelport’s travel agency customers with continued access to the full range of Air Canada’s innovative à-la-carte fare and Fight Pass products and product attributes.

Air Canada content will remain a key component of the Travelport Agencia desktop platform utilizing ac2u, Air Canada’s direct-connect application programming interface (API).

Christopher Engle, vice-president, Airline Services for The Americas, commented, “Travelport’s Agencia desktop, which provides Canadian agents with access to Air Canada’s merchandising efforts, is a prime example of Travelport’s ability to work with airlines such as Air Canada to innovate distribution technology.”

He added, “This agreement makes clear Travelport is executing its merchandising strategy: to enable airlines to distribute their fares and ancillary content in a manner they choose; to do so through the travel agency channel and; to do it in a way that protects the integrity and efficiency of the GDS booking and management process for travel agents.”

Air Canada’s senior director, Distribution and Consumer Direct, Graham Wareham, stated that, “Through the strength of the partnership, Air Canada and Travelport have successfully extended their agreement creating long term stability for Travelport-connected travel agents in Canada. This agreement enables full Air Canada content to extend throughout the Travelport global system.”

The Travelport Agencia desktop solution enables its Canadian agency customers to shop, price and book all Air Canada domestic, US transborder and international itineraries and fares including Tango, Flex, Latitude, and Executive, as well as the capability to book and manage Air Canada’s Corporate Rewards and complete range of Flight Pass products.

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