Tigerair Taiwan, the Taipei-based low-cost carrier, has signed a new GDS deal with Travelport.
The multi-year agreement will allow the airline’s fares to be distributed to the travel trade via the Travelport GDS.
In addition, Tigerair Taiwan will become only the third Asian LCC to sign up for Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding technology, which improves the way airlines’ products and services are presented on travel agency screens.
“Tigerair Taiwan is embarking on an expansion drive; we are doubling the size of our fleet by the end of this year,” said Ai-Ling Ng, the airline’s chief commercial officer.
“And our routes are all non-domestic, which means we need to project our brand strongly across to all our regional markets in order to grow our market share. We believe that Travelport’s global network and its Rich Content and Branding solution will help us to achieve those objectives.”
Damian Hickey, Travelport’s vice president for Asia Pacific, added: “We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with Tigerair Taiwan. I am confident that they will be able to fully leverage Travelport’s global reach to grow their bookings via our Travel Commerce Platform, while projecting their brand across their target markets with our Rich Content and Branding technology.”
Tigerair Taiwan launched in 2014 as a joint venture between Singapore-based Tiger Airways and Taiwan’s national carrier, China Airlines. It currently operates a fleet of six Airbus A320 aircraft, and plans to welcome six more in the coming months.