Wednesday 20 November 2019

Ryanair in u-turn with Travelport deal

Michael O'Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair Holdings Plc, speaks during a news conference in London, U.K., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The Irish carrier announced today that it would be adding more destinations from Manchester Airports Group's London Stansted airport in 2014. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair Holdings Plc, speaks during a news conference in London, U.K., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The Irish carrier announced today that it would be adding more destinations from Manchester Airports Group's London Stansted airport in 2014. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary

AIRLINE Ryanair has signed its first global distribution deal is a decade with Travelport in a bid to add on business passengers.

Following the u-turn, Ryanair flights will be available to Travelport-connected agents worldwide.

Ryanair will be included on Travelport's merchandising system joining rivals like EasyJet - this allows agents to find and secure ancillary services on behalf of the passenger.

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair's chief marketing officer said: “More than 22pc of customers already choose Ryanair for business travel and we expect that percentage to grow as this partnership allows corporate travel departments, travel management companies and businesses even greater access to Ryanair’s low fares and routes, ensuring they save millions of euro in travel expenses every year.”

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