06 Aug 2017

Cape Verde agents receive access to Azores Airlines transatlantic fares via Travelport

Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced that Azores Airlines powered by SATA has implemented e-ticketing for Travelport’s agents in Cape Verde, enabling them to book and process flights on the new transatlantic route from Praia to Providence, USA in a more efficient and timely way.

IATA estimates that airlines can save $3 billion annually if using e-tickets only[1], enabling them to offer more competitive fares to passengers. Through Travelport’s Electronic Transitional Automated Ticketing (ETAT) system agents will be able to securely issue, amend and reconcile e-tickets, outside of the standard bank settlement plan (BSP) process. This relieves the airline and travel agents of a tremendous administrative burden and associated costs while providing a faster, convenient and more flexible ticketing experience, especially when travellers require a change in their itinerary.

António Loureiro, Country Manager for Spain and Portugal at Travelport, commented: “Azores Airlines participation on the ETAT system is an example of driving travel agent performance by improving efficiency and empowering travel experiences. We live in an experiential world and our fast, intelligent real-time search, pricing, booking, change and payment options facilitate personalised itinerary creation across all touchpoints.”

Gavin Eccles, SATA Azores Airlines Chief Commercial Officer commented: “Partnering with Travelport to implement ETAT for Cape Verde’s agents provides us with an excellent opportunity to connect to the growing US, Canada and Europe market and make booking flights easier for the local travel trade. Enabling travel agents with an efficient way of booking Azores Airlines fares on the new routes from Praia to Boston, Providence, Toronto, Azores, Madeira, Lisbon, Oporto, Barcelona, Frankfurt, London and other interline destinations in USA, Canada and Europe.”

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