Travelong receives recognition from Turkish Airlines

Sam S. Jain, CEO of Fareportal and its consumer brand CheapOair, recognized for sales achievement in 2013

Sam S. Jain, Fareportal, Travelong

(L-R) New York regional marketing manager for Turkish Airlines Alp Ozaman, CEO of Travelong Sam S. Jain, and senior vice president Sanjay Hathiramani accept the Turkish Airlines award at Fareportal’s New York headquarters.

July 23, 2014

Travelong, a Fareportal company, announced today that it was recognized by Turkish Airlines for its high sales achievement in 2013. The award is based on 2013 sales results from its leading consumer travel brand, CheapOair, the hybrid travel agency that allows consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, and by phone with certified travel agents available 24/7.

“Turkish Airlines is happy to award Travelong for its exemplary performance, outstanding efforts and dedication to supporting our sales efforts in 2013,” said Alp Ozaman, regional marketing manager, New York, for Turkish Airlines.

Through parent technology company Fareportal and its consumer travel brand CheapOair, Travelong works closely with the airlines to promote their products and services. The company’s continued success has been acknowledged by awards from numerous airlines, as well as ranked in the top ten on Travel Weekly’s esteemed Power List.

“We are thrilled by the measure of success achieved by working closely with Turkish Airlines,” said Sam S. Jain, CEO of Travelong. “We look forward to working with Turkish Airlines in the year ahead to continue offering our customers the widest selection of flights at affordable prices.”

CheapOair enables customers to book bags on Spirit Airlines in industry first

New feature will help travelers save time and money by paying ahead for bags

July 8, 2014

CheapOair announced today that it has been chosen by Spirit Airlines as the first distribution partner to offer its customers the airline’s paid baggage options. Customers who book their Spirit Airlines ticket on CheapOair will be offered this time and money saving feature, which can save them up to 50 percent by purchasing checked or carry-on bags at the time of booking instead of at the airport gate.

“Making sure Spirit customers are fully informed about our low Bare Fares(TM) and how they control their options is our goal,” said Rich Lowry, Director of Distribution and Sales at Spirit Airlines. “CheapOair is helping us achieve this goal as they are the first online travel agency to sell our baggage options on their website. We are looking forward to working with CheapOair as together we can save people money on their air travel.”

CheapOair customers can benefit from the ability to pay for their baggage option ahead of time, which will simplify their experience at the airport. At the same time, a more streamlined check-in process will also help Spirit Airlines realize more efficient airport operations and predictable baggage sales.

“We’re happy to offer our customers the option to pay for their bags ahead of time,” said Tom Spagnola, senior vice president of supplier relations at CheapOair. “We encourage travelers to book on CheapOair as they can find deals with leading low-cost airlines like Spirit that give them greater control over the perks that will save them time and money, and enhance their trip.”

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Fareportal makes the top ten on Travel Weekly’s esteemed 2014 Power List

Parent company of CheapOair advances one spot from 2013

July 2, 2014

Fareportal, the parent company to leading online travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel, announced today that it was ranked number ten on Travel Weekly’s esteemed Power List. This recognition from one of the top publications in the trade industry, coupled with the company landing within the top ten, further solidifies Fareportal as a leader in the online travel space.

“We are honored to have been named in the top ten on this year’s Power List,” said Sam Jain, founder and CEO of Fareportal. “As a company, Fareportal strives to offer travelers the perfect trip through relentless innovation in technology and unsurpassed customer service. We are pleased to receive a reward that reinforces our position as a leader in the travel industry.”

The 2014 Power List recognized Fareportal’s achievements throughout the past year, including its 2013 sales of $3.5 billion. In 2013, Fareportal focused on increasing its partnerships with major airlines, like American Airlines and US Airways, as well as releasing updated versions of its mobile apps and mobile websites for CheapOair and OneTravel.

Looking to 2015, Fareportal is continuing to grow its arsenal of products in order to assist its customers in a multiple ways. Much like the past two years, Fareportal will focus on adding airline ancillaries to integrate value-added products and international expansion in more than ten countries and languages.

Fareportal and its affiliate company Travelong have been continuously acknowledged for outstanding work, placing them among industry leaders such as Expedia, Priceline American Express, and AAA Travel. In the past year, Travelong has earned numerous performance accolades from partners including the Sabre Travel Network, Qatar Airlines, LAN/TAM Airlines, Avianca Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Korean Air, China Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

SOURCE Fareportal