delta signs new Travelport distribution deal
United States-based airline, Delta, has signed a new deal with online Travel Company Travelport which specializes in technology from the travel industry. The deal is designed to further enhance the travel retailing 'ecosystem' which include travel management companies, agency, corporations and travellers.
Jeff Lobl who is a managing director of global distribution for Delta said "Our transformative new agreement with Travelport is another big step in elevating retailing in the indirect channel ecosystem for the benefit of all customers and stakeholders, In addition to the value-based commercial model, we thank Travelport for their partnership and commitment to continually enhancing their agency workspace. This ensures customers have easier access to all products, whether they are a corporate traveller shopping within travel policy or a leisure traveller finding the right itinerary for their holiday."
Along with this new deal, Travelport continues to evolve its platform with Travelport+ which contains the next generation of retailing tools which are valuable to travel agencies.
Source: Travel Weekly
"This new agreement emphasizes the shared commitment of both Travelport and Delta to improve the way airline products are retailed and make it easier for agents to help travellers choose offers that deliver the most value to them, We look forward to continually evolving and delivering the tools that Delta and all of our travel partners need to effectively reach and engage the entire spectrum of buyers." said Jason Clarke who is a Chief Commerical Officer for travel partners at Travelport.
Meanwhile, Delta also signed a new contract with Airbus upping its order with Airbus to 155 aircraft specifically of the A321 family. The rise in outstanding aircraft was a result of Delta ordering a further 30 Airbus A321. they also have A220, A330s as well as the A350 on order with Airbus.
Source: Simple Flying
A spokesperson for Delta said "Adding these aircraft strengthens Delta’s commitment to replacing older fleets with more sustainable, efficient jets, and offering the best customer experience in the industry."