Travelport a leading travel commerce platform and Kiwi.com, an online travel agency based in the Czech Republic have today announced a new agreement. Founded in 2012 and formerly known as Skypicker, Kiwi.com is an online travel agency that has developed ground-breaking, virtual interlining technology. It uses a unique combination algorithm that allows its customers to combine flights from multiple airlines into a single itinerary, often resulting in significant savings on their air fares.
Kiwi.com will connect to Travelport’s travel commerce platform, giving it access to unrivalled travel content and fares from approximately 400 airlines globally, including approximately 120 low cost carriers – significantly increasing the choices on offer to its customers.
Travelport has adopted an open and flexible approach to developing and by connecting to the Travelport travel commerce platform through its Universal Application Programming Interface (Universal API) Kiwi.com can leverage its own technology to offer its customers a genuinely unique proposition.
Kiwi.com’s cutting edge combination of the lowest prices for airline fares and exceptional customer engagement has led to significant expansion in recent years and it is now a global player selling tickets to customers in more than 150 countries. Today’s agreement will help Kiwi.com build on this success and offer its customers more choice and flexibility than ever before.
Oliver Dlouhý, Chief Executive Officer of Kiwi.com said: “Our partnership with Travelport is an exciting new development. It provides us with a fantastic opportunity to inspire travellers to choose new destinations at a lower price on even more airlines. We’ve been impressed with Travelport’s technology and looking forward to working together to grow our business.”
Gavin Teale, Managing Director Eastern Europe, Travelport commented: “We are thrilled to have signed this agreement with Kiwi.com, a genuinely innovative online travel business offering its customers a unique way to book air travel. Travelport is able to offer Kiwi.com the broadest content possible and ground-breaking technology to open up new opportunities for its business. We look forward to working with the team and to building a great new partnership.”