Cypriot carrier Cobalt Air has joined IATA’s Billing Settlement Plan (BSP) in the UK, meaning accredited travel agents can sell and issue tickets for the airline.
Cobalt became an IATA member at the end of last year, and the latest move will offer a simplified way for agencies to sell and issue tickets across the carrier’s route network.
The airline says joining the BSP will help it achieve its goal of carrying more than 700,000 passengers by the end of 2018.
Cobalt already sells its fares through the Sabre GDS and is currently working to be included on the Amadeus system.
The carrier operates four routes from the UK, accounting for 20 flights per week to Cyprus and Greece over the summer 2018 schedule.
Paul Simmons, CCO of Cobalt Air, said: “We are delighted to take BSP live in the UK, which brings us even closer to the travel trade and our customers. Now, hundreds of IATA-accredited travel agencies all over the UK will be able to sell and issue electronic tickets on our domestic, European and Middle East network.”