("fastjet" or the "Company")
8 January 2014
fastjet launches two new worldwide distribution channels
Travel agents across the world to have access to fastjet flights
fastjet, Africa's low cost airline, is pleased to announce that it is has signed two agreements that will allow travel agents worldwide to access and sell its flights.
The recently-signed agreement with Skyscanner, the award-winning flight comparison company, will enable consumers to compare fastjet's flight schedules and prices against those of other African carriers via www.skyscanner.net. Visitors to the site will then be able to link directly to fastjet's website and book their flights. Skyscanner currently has over 25 million unique visitors every month.
fastjet has also signed an agreement with Hahn Air Systems, a sister company and client of Hahn Air. Through Hahn Air Systems' e-alliance® product, fastjet flights will be available within all of the main Global Distribution Systems (GDS), including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport. GDS distribution will give fastjet access to over 91,000 travel agencies worldwide and the link with Hahn Air Systems will provide unencumbered and low cost access to these systems. It is anticipated that fastjet's flights will feature on the GDS within the next month.
Commenting on the collaboration, Alexander Proschka, Managing Director of Hahn Air Systems, said: "fastjet, as one of our first customers in Africa, extends our airline portfolio of e-alliance® with pan-African routes and competitive prices for global distribution. Hahn Air Systems is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with fastjet entailing joint sales and growth."
Ellis Cain-Jones, fastjet's Head of Commercial, said: "After the success of establishing fastjet in our local markets, we now want to export access to our affordable pan-African flights. Both our new partners will benefit fastjet's drive for cost-efficient global distribution in both traditional and digital arenas".
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Cian Mac Eochaidh
NOTES TO EDITORS
About fastjet plc
fastjet plc is the holding company for African airlines fastjet Tanzania and Fly540, which operates in Kenya, Ghana and Angola. Flights under the fastjet brand commenced in Tanzania in November 2012. The airline has introduced Airbus A319s into its fleet. By adhering to international standards of safety, quality, security and reliability, fastjet has brought a new flying experience to the African market at unprecedented low prices. fastjet is implementing the low-cost model across Africa and its long-term strategy is to become the continent's first low-cost, pan-African airline.
The results of a recent customer satisfaction survey showed that 100% of customers were likely to recommend fastjet to a friend. In developing its strong brand and identity, fastjet has won and been nominated for a number of awards, including winning three Transform awards for the rebrand and launch of fastjet and the award for "Brand Strategy of the Year" at the recent Drum Marketing Awards in London.
fastjet plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.
For more information see www.fastjet.com
About Hahn Air Systems
Hahn Air Systems, the world's first Global Consolidation Service (GCS), can be found in all leading GDS under the two-letter code H1. Through its e-alliance® product, Hahn Air Systems offers carriers with no GDS presence of their own access to 91,000 travel agencies from 190 markets worldwide. Hahn Air (HR-169) provides all H1 marketing flight numbers with global ticketing services, which include full insolvency coverage Securtix®. At the moment, the growing list of clients includes scheduled airlines, charter airlines, tour operators and railway companies.
For more information, please visit www.hahnair.com
Posted on 8th January 2014