In Industry First, CheapOair Offers Seat Reservations on airberlin
Hybrid travel agency now offers travelers the option to book airberlin’s seats through contact centers and on its site
NEW YORK, NY – April 29, 2015 – CheapOair, a leading hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency, announced today that it is the first distribution partner globally to offer seat reservations for airberlin through its contact centers, as well as on its site.
“This service will enhance our partnership with CheapOair, providing our mutual clients an easy and convenient tool when booking their flights to Germany and beyond with airberlin. We endeavor to provide travelers the best available tools to simplify their overall travel experience from the time they book with any of our distribution partners to the time they board our aircraft,” stated Roberto Cuesta, vice president of sales and marketing, the Americas.
In an industry first, travelers booking airberlin flights on CheapOair will now be able to purchase their selected seats on both long-haul, as well as short- and medium-haul flights, offering greater comfort and more legroom for a small additional charge.
“CheapOair strives to make booking the perfect trip effortless, affordable and enjoyable through the relentless pursuit of technological innovation and superior customer service,” said Sam S. Jain, CEO of Fareportal, the parent company of CheapOair. “Working closely with airberlin, we are excited to bring our customers the ability to make seat reservations, for an even more streamlined booking experience.”
airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and flies to 138 destinations worldwide each year. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 31.7 million passengers in 2014. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21% share in airberlin, and through membership of the oneworld® airline alliance. topbonus, the frequent flyer program of airberlin is one of the leading programs in Europe with more than 3.5 million members. The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 20 airlines. The fleet is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe. Together with other airlines, airberlin belongs to Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand with which Etihad has been uniting shared activities since the end of 2014.
CheapOair is the first hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency that enables consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-646-738-4820) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.