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US-Bangla Airlines chooses Travelport as their first GDS partner in push for strategic expansion

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Published: 17:10, 28 July 2022

US-Bangla Airlines chooses Travelport as their first GDS partner in push for strategic expansion

Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, today and US Bangla Airlines, the largest private airline in Bangladesh in terms of fleet size, announced they have reached a distribution agreement that will enable modern airline retailing and technology innovation that will support the airline’s aggressive growth plans.

Travelport is the first Global Distribution System (GDS) partner of US Bangla Airlines, and as part of the agreement, will provide agency customers access to the airline’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) content via Travelport+, Travelport’s next-generation travel retailing platform.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing Director of US Bangla Airlines comments:” 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 market 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 travellers.

Sue Carter, Head of Air Partners Asia Pacific at Travelport, says:” We are honored and excited to be the first GDS partner of US Bangla Airlines and to be a part of the airline’s ambitious growth plans. This strategic partnership will provide customers with more attractive and customized offers, such as continuous pricing and tailor-made bundles. As Travelport continues to establish ourselves as the industry leader in Asia Pacific, we look forward to delivering great value for US Bangla Airlines travelers and the agency community.”

Daraz Mahmud, Chief Commercial Officer at Galileo Bangladesh Ltd. which is the Independent Official Partner for Travelport in Bangladesh and a subsidiary of MGH Group, says:”

Travelport in Bangladesh, represented by MGH Group, is always at the forefront of introducing innovative technology and content to make customers lives easier and efficient by providing both new products and services. We are excited to inform our travel partners as the first GDS partner of US Bangla Airlines that we keep our promise to serve you by adding more value to your offerings to your clients.

This unprecedented partnership between leading Global Distribution System (GDS) in Bangladesh and the largest private airline in Bangladesh in terms of fleet size will revolutionize the travel industry and take it years ahead of its time. Our team is looking forward to enabling our partners by providing the best air content retailing experience to get the best value from this partnership.

About Travelport

Travelport is a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide. Buyers and sellers of travel are connected by the company’s next generation marketplace, Travelport+, which simplifies how brands connect, upgrades how travel is sold, and enables modern digital retailing. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom and operating in more than 180 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.