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March/April 2019

Travelport secures deal with Pakistan International Airlines

Travelport has secured a “break-through” deal with Pakistan International Airlines for its inventory to be distributed through the Galileo and Worldspan GDSs.

The multi-year agreement allows agents in the EMEA region to access PIA’s full range of published and web fares through Travelport’s two GDSs.

Travelport’s UK & Ireland regional director Simon Ferguson said: “This is an incredibly important agreement for our travel agency customers in the UK.

“PIA is a strategic airline that boasts a far-reaching network and strong loyalty amongst the Pakistani expatriate community, and as such is highly valued by travel agencies in this region. “We are committed to providing PIA with the most efficient distribution channel outside of Pakistan and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”

Mamoon Rashid, PIA’s director corporate services, added: “Our accessibility will be significantly enhanced. Our new relationship with Travelport provides us with the opportunity to grow our business and Travelport’s reach and depth of coverage will make it easier for travel agents to access PIA.”

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