TORONTO — Travelport and Canada Jetlines have executed a long-term agreement to bring New Distribution Capability (NDC) content and travel retailing technology solutions to the airline.
Travelport owns the Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo GDSs.
Joining the Travelport global marketplace will enable Canada Jetlines to enhance its geographic reach and target new leisure traveler segments, while providing travel agents with increased options to create optimal travel experiences for their clients, said Canada Jetlines Chief Commercial Officer, Duncan Bureau.
“Canada Jetlines’ business plan from day one believed that having our content on as many shelves as possible, at the right time, and at the right price, while offering our travel trade partners competitive earning opportunities, would contribute to our growth plans. We are looking forward to providing rich content through the Travelport+ platform, placing Jetlines inventory and services in the hands of travel agents around the world,” said Bureau.
Craig Banks, Travelport’s Head of Commercial, Air Partners – Americas, added: “As the only travel retailing platform built for agents, our partnership with Canada Jetlines will further expand our content portfolio on Travelport+ so that our customers can offer more choice and the best options for their customers. Our Travelport+ platform will greatly support Canada Jetlines to help them expand their reach to more retailers.”
The implementation of the Travelport Distribution System is expected to be completed and ready for use in Q2 2023.
Canada Jetlines’ inventory is also available via Amadeus and Sabre.
Earlier this month Canada Jetlines announced it had purchased a third A320. The aircraft is expected to be delivered by July 2023. Also this month, the airline confirmed that it has paused its domestic routes while it refocuses on sun destinations and leasing additional planes. Halted routes include twice-weekly service between Toronto and Vancouver, as well as Toronto-Calgary. In-country flights are said to be resuming this fall. Canada Jetlines’ current routes are Toronto-Las Vegas and Toronto-Cancun.