TORONTO — FLYGTA has announced its global rollout of GDS partners including Travelport and Amadeus.
The move makes FLYGTA’s private jet flights available for booking to travel advisors worldwide via the GDS.
Partner integration will happen in two stages. The activation with Travelport (i.e. Apollo and Galileo) happened June 2, while Amadeus is set for June 15.
The company’s brand recognition with the travel trade soared during the pandemic, when clients sought out options for private jet and charter aircraft travel.
FLYGTA says its GDS foray marks the first time ever that an airline has been able to successfully distribute whole booked private jets and charter aircraft through a global distribution network, “saying goodbye to the complexities travel agents and consumers faced when booking through email and custom quote requests.”
The company says the first GDS flights are expected to start with 20+ destinations from Toronto to Canadian, American and Caribbean destinations, with Montreal (YUL) and other departure points to be scheduled for July.
FLYGTA currently offers a selection of private charter flights available for instant booking from Toronto’s Pearson (YYZ) and Billy Bishop Airports (YTZ) to a select number of Canadian, U.S. and Caribbean destinations and scheduled air taxi flights from Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) to Niagara (YCM) Kingston (YGK) and Muskoka (YQA).
Instant book private charter destinations from Pearson Airport (YYZ) include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Naples, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Bahamas, and Turks & Caicos. From Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), options include Ottawa, Quebec City, New York (Teterboro, NJ), the Hamptons (Suffolk County), Chicago, and Nashville.
Additional routes will be available through Travelport effective immediately, and Amadeus later in June.
As an incentive for booking through Travelport and Amadeus, FLYGTA is offering agents a special promotion to book private charter aircraft as well as provide benefits through agent rates. These promotions are available until June 30, 2022 and are a bonus on top of regular agent commissions earned for booking FLYGTA flights.
FLYGTA also says custom quote requests may be made through flygta.com for tailor-made private jet charter itineraries not currently available through GDS.