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Avianca and Travelport have renewed their decades-long relationship to support the airline’s technological transformation and provide Travelport-connected agencies accessible content
Langley, UK, January 11, 2023: Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, and Avianca Airlines, a Latin American multinational airline, headquartered in Colombia and a member of Star Alliance, today announced they have renewed their long-standing relationship with a new distribution agreement.
As part of the new deal, Travelport-connected agencies will have access to Avianca’s wide-ranging travel offers and ancillaries. Travelport will also support the airline’s technological transformation with advanced retailing and merchandising capabilities available on the Travelport+ platform.
“By renewing our partnership with Travelport, we expect to elevate our distribution strategy and make our NDC content even more accessible to our agency retail partners. Travelport continues to influence with its enhanced retailing and merchandising technology solutions which further support the agency community along with simplified access to our wide range of travel offers and ancillaries,” said Catalina Nannig, Sales Vice President at Avianca.
“The demand for NDC content is increasing in the travel retailing sector,” said Carlos Torres, Regional Director Latin America, Air Partners. Our ability to support partners like Avianca on their NDC implementation journey with Travelport+ further helps to ensure agencies have the capabilities they need to deliver modern retail experiences. We are excited to work even closer with Avianca through this next phase of their transformation journey and provide our customers with even more competitive content.”
Travelport is a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide. Buyers and sellers of travel are connected by the company’s next generation marketplace, Travelport+, which simplifies how brands connect, upgrades how travel is sold, and enables modern digital retailing. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom and operating in more than 180 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.
AVIANCA includes Avianca -Star Alliance member-, LifeMiles and Avianca Cargo. In passenger transportation and with more than 102 years of continuous operation since 1919, Avianca is the leading airline in Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and has one of the largest airline operations in Latin America with 130 routes, 3,800 weekly flights and a fleet of more than 110 Airbus 320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, connecting to around 65 destinations in the Americas and Europe. More than 10 million members and 450 allied brands are part of its loyalty program, LifeMiles, one of the largest in the region. In cargo transportation, Avianca Cargo is a leader in the region and is the main airline in different markets in the Americas. It serves more than 50 destinations with a fleet of Airbus A330 freighters, along with its operation of passenger aircraft bellies. Avianca successfully emerged from Chapter 11 at the end of 2021 and today, has a team of more than 12,000 people committed to providing safe, convenient, affordable, and friendly service to its customers. More information is available at www.avianca.com.