Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Mauritania Airlines International have today announced an agreement that will see the airline distribute its content for the first time with Travelport with immediate effect.
Established in December 2010, Mauritania Airlines International is Mauritania’s flag carrier, based at Nouakchott International Airport. The airline operates short and medium-haul flights, connecting the Mauritanian airports with other West-African nations.
The multi- year agreement means that 68,000 Travelport-connected travel agency locations will have access to all of Mauritania Airlines International’s fares. The fares can now be searched, sold and booked via Travelport’s award-winning point of sale desktop solution Travelport Smartpoint which features an intuitive graphical user interface and performance enhancements. In addition, the airline’s content will be available through Travelport’s Universal API (uAPI) to others travel players, such as online travel agencies who want to create their own front-end user experience and access Travelport’s content and functionality with ease.
Mr Ahmedou Ahmedou, Mauritania Airlines International, commented: “The agreement with Travelport is part of our company’s strategy to expand our reach through the indirect channel, and is aligned with our key objective to improve the airline’s profile through the modernisation of our fleet and operations. Travelport’s technology is in high demand and we are pleased to leverage Travelport’s wide reach of 68,000 travel agency locations worldwide as to optimise our distribution channel and explore new markets.”
Will Owen-Hughes, Senior Director Air Commerce, Middle East and Africa, Travelport, added: “We welcome Mauritania Airlines International as the latest Travelport customer. More and more airlines around the world are turning to us for our industry leading technology and wide global reach and we very much look forward to assisting them tap into new customers to drive increased revenue.”