American Airlines group and Fareportal announce global, multi-year distribution agreement
June 4, 2014
American Airlines Group and Fareportal announced a broad agreement to distribute American Airlines and US Airways content including ancillaries through Fareportal’s consumer travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel. This announcement extends and enhances the long-standing successful partnership between the companies. This is the first post-merger online travel agency agreement signed by American Airlines Group.
The agreement includes support for American Airlines Group distribution in all of Fareportal’s existing and future geographies, as well as through multiple channels and partners. Access to American Airlines and US Airways content will be available to Fareportal’s vast customer base in multiple countries.
“We are pleased to build on our existing and successful partnership, as Fareportal was the first company to integrate ancillaries in the booking path for both American Airlines and US Airways,” said Cory Garner, managing director – distribution and data commercialization, American Airlines. “American is committed to leading the industry in providing valuable choices to our customers around the world.”
In 2013, Fareportal became the first travel company to partner with American Airlines for the distribution of Choice Essential, Choice Plus, Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats, and US Airways for the distribution of ChoiceSeats. These successful programs have made it easy for Fareportal’s customers to enjoy many of the same value-added air travel services they have come to trust.
“Fareportal is focused on making it easy and effortless for our customers to book their perfect trip,” said Sam Jain, CEO of Fareportal. “Fareportal’s model provides a customized extension to our partners in order to differentiate their product offerings and enhance customer value and optimize revenue on a per seat basis.”
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