Abacus International, Asia Pacific’s leading revenue partner for airlines has announced the signing of a new long-term global distribution agreement with Jetstar Group and Jetstar Japan.
The new agreement will ensure that all Abacus-connected agencies across the region will have access to content from the Jetstar Group of Airlines, an increasingly important low-cost option for travellers in Asia Pacific. It will also help to strengthen the airline’s growth in its key bases such as Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.
Abacus currently boasts the largest LCC, Hybrid and Regional portfolio in Asia Pacific and counts several airlines within the Jetstar Group such as Jetstar International (JQ), Valuair (VF) and Jetstar Asia (3K) as current partners. In fact, Abacus expects that Jetstar Group of airlines will more than double its bookings on Abacus platform this year with the inclusion of Jetstar Japan (GK) and Jetstar Hong Kong when it launches in 2013.
“We are very excited to expand access to our low fares with this new agreement with Abacus International,” said Chief Commercial Officer of the Jetstar Group, David Koczkar. “Jetstar prides itself on continuing to invest in partnerships which help us provide even more customers with the lowest fares. As we continue to grow within the region through our new network in Japan and Jetstar Hong Kong later in the year, being able to tap on Abacus’ wide network of travel agencies across the Asia Pacific, will be invaluable and will provide us with great travel growth opportunities.”“Abacus is honoured to have been chosen by Jetstar as a distribution partner,” said Mr Ho Hoong Mau, Division Head, Airline Distribution, Abacus International. “With our extensive coverage of the Asia Pacific region as well as our in-depth knowledge of the markets, we are confident that we will be able to best support the airline during this time of growth. By facilitating Jetstar Group of airlines in their interline sales and code share with their multiple partners, we are seeing many interesting through traffic combinations emerging on our platforms. We are happy to play our part to facilitate the growth of Asia travel and also connect Jetstar to some of the fastest emerging markets in Asia such as Myanmar and Indonesia.”