, NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 14- Travellers wishing to fly with National Carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) will now have access to the airline’s full inventory of flights and fares, including web fares.
This follows the signing of a global, full content agreement for Galileo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide between KQ and Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry on Tuesday.
“The agreement will provide all agents with access to the full fares and inventory of the Pride of Africa including its online fares,” said Kenya Airways Group Managing Director Titus Naikuni of the new 5-year agreement, which takes immediate effect.
Travelport is a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry and it’s comprised of the global distribution system business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands.
Mr Naikuni said that the extensive network that Travelport offers through its Galileo and Worldspan platforms, both within Africa and further a field would offer the airline exceptional access to the travel trade.
“It is an important part of our overall distribution strategy and we are confident that Travelport’s global reach will propel our business forward and for that reason we have signed a long-term agreement”, he pointed out.
On his part Travelport in Africa Managing Director Mark Meehan expressed the firm’s commitment to partner with KQ as it seeks to become a leading airline in the world.
“Kenya Airways operates one of the largest fleets in Africa with significant expansion plans across the continent. We look forward to working closely with Kenya Airways as a strategic partner and providing our users with full content,” said Mr Meehan.
Kenya Airways, a full Skyteam member, has scheduled flights to 50 global destinations including an extensive network in Africa.