Do you have travellers headed to India soon? Don’t forget that SpiceJet, India’s second biggest budget carrier, recently signed a distribution agreement that gives Amadeus’ travel sellers access to the airline’s range of fares and prices through the Amadeus Travel Platform.
Offering travellers the opportunity to choose how, where and when to buy travel is fundamental to meeting their needs today. And distribution deals such as this allow travellers and travel agents to compare value instead of just price.
SpiceJet will be able to define and deliver enhanced offers, including rich content, to both travel agents and travellers. The airline will also be able to differentiate its travel offers beyond just price, while ensuring that agencies and travellers have all the information at hand in order to make the right purchasing decisions.
SpiceJet is India’s second biggest budget carrier operating, on an average, 516 daily flights to 59 destinations, which includes eight international destinations. The airline will soon start flying to Jeddah, which will be its ninth international destination.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said: “I am delighted to announce our new partnership with Amadeus which will help SpiceJet reach new customers both within and outside India. SpiceJet is in the midst of its most exciting growth phase and I am sure that this new distribution network will enable a large number of customers to connect with our huge domestic and growing international network.”
Cyril Tetaz, Executive Vice President, Airlines, Amadeus, Asia Pacific said, “With our partnership including distribution and IT solutions, we are very proud to support SpiceJet in its growth in India and beyond. Spice Jet will be able to differentiate its offers and empower travellers with the transparency and customisation they need through our global travel network.
SpiceJet is a PSS customer of Navitaire, an Amadeus company, and has relied on the New Skies reservation platform to keep pace with the carrier’s strong growth since its launch. The close integration between Amadeus and Navitaire platforms can enable additional revenue opportunities for joint customers. In terms of distribution, SpiceJet joins 440+ airlines, including 110+ LCCs and Hybrids, whose fares and merchandising content are bookable in Amadeus.