Fareportal, a leading global travel technology company, today announced that it is the first online travel company to integrate with Spirit Airlines’ new travel agent portal booking API.
As an expert in API development and ancillary attachment, Fareportal worked closely with Spirit Airlines in the development of the functionality. This innovative accomplishment creates a direct connection between Spirit’s travel agent portal and Fareportal’s booking engines and is expected to result in increased ticket sales and improved ancillary revenue. Spirit Airlines’ business model is based on ultra-low fares with the ability to add on items a la carte. The completion of the API integration means Fareportal will begin rolling out access to seat selection, pre-paid baggage, priority boarding, and more, right in the booking path.
“Our development teams were very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with Spirit on building this booking portal and we are pleased that our technological successes have resulted in a strengthened partnership,” said Carolina Serrano, Vice President of Supplier Relations at Fareportal. “Through our advanced technology, both companies will have the ability to jointly grow our customer data bases and increase customer loyalty.”
”Providing access to Spirits Travel Agent Portal via an API, gives Fareportal interactive access to our fares and ancillaries.” said Richard Lowry, Senior Director Distribution and Sales for Spirit Airlines. “This integration provides an outlet for Spirits dynamically priced ancillaries and fares. We are extremely excited to launch this initiative with Fareportal.”
Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated global contact centers, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 450 airlines, 1 million hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international travel and add-on ancillaries.
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly, on average much lower than other airlines, on average more than 30% less*. Our Guests start with an unbundled Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows them to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — the things other airlines bake right into their ticket prices. We help people save money and travel more often, create new jobs and stimulate business growth in the communities we serve. Our Fit Fleet is one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We operate more than 450 daily flights to 60 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Come save with us at www.spirit.com.
*U.S. Department of Transportation statistics