US-Bangla Airlines Signs Distribution Agreement With Travelport
US-Bangla Airlines, one of the largest private airlines in Bangladesh, has signed a distribution agreement with Travelport.
As part of the deal, Travelport will provide agency customers access to the airline’s content via the Travelport+ retailing platform.
US-Bangla Airlines Managing Director Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun said: “We have been extremely impressed with the collaborative spirit and flexibility demonstrated by Travelport. They understand our business needs and have been working tirelessly to meet our tight implementation timeframes. We are confident Travelport+ will provide US-Bangla Airlines and agencies the highest quality air content retailing experience.”
As travel industry recovery in Bangladesh is reaching pre-pandemic levels, this new relationship solidifies the value of modern, indirect channel retailing for airlines and agencies alike.
Travelport agencies will benefit from seamless access to US-Bangla Airlines content, further enabling them to provide the most valuable, relevant offers for their customers.
“We are honoured and excited to be the first GDS partner of US-Bangla Airlines and to be a part of the airline’s ambitious growth plans,” said Travelport Head of Air Partners Asia Pacific Sue Carter.
“This strategic partnership will provide both airlines and travellers with more attractive and customised offers, helping airlines to match traveller preferences with tailor-made bundles, while optimising revenue with continuous dynamic pricing. As Travelport continues to establish ourselves as the industry leader in Asia Pacific, we look forward to delivering great value for US-Bangla Airlines travellers and the agency community.”
The airline currently operates domestic flights to eight destinations in Bangladesh: Barishal, Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka, Jashore, Rajshahi, Saidpur and Sylhet.
International routes include: Bangkok (Thailand), Chennai (India), Doha (Qatar), Dubai (UAE), Guangzhou (China), Kolkata (India), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Malé (Maldives), Muscat (Oman), Sharjah (UAE) and Singapore.
The airline also has plans to launch flights to: Bahrain, Bali (Indonesia), Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), London (United Kingdom), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Rome (Italy).