Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently launched its Instant Book and Price tool for travel agencies in coordination with its general sales agent (GSA) Mack Air, technology partner Clarity Airline Solutions and Global Distribution System (GDS) partner Travelport in Sri Lanka.
Held at the Travelport office in Colombo, Gulf Air GSA Vice President Shaminda Fernando, Travelport Country Manager Mahendra Balasuriya and Clarity Airline Co-founder Clifford Christopher hosted the event where top 20 agents in Sri Lanka were introduced to the innovative pricing automation solution available on Galileo GDS.
Gulf Air now offers instant pricing for any booking with interline itineraries using the airline’s 68 airline partners. Customers can stopover in many destinations and more importantly fly on a single Gulf Air ticket ensuring they have their baggage all the way to the final destination.
Commenting on the launch, Fernando said, “Our customers can now fly with Gulf Air and its partners with one ticket. Previously customers faced difficulties when traveling to several cities. In most cases, either the fare was too expensive or flights were inconvenient with separate tickets. Now with Gulf Air Instant Book and Price tool, customers can choose convenient flight connections to a wide range of global destinations with a single Gulf Air ticket. The tool also helps agents to better serve customers by offering dynamic pricing without the need to refer to the airline for any fares that are not published. We are very excited to be able to offer our loyal customers more flexibility and ultimately more destinations.”
Gulf Air Senior Manager Sales Yousif Saeed said, “This is a remarkable achievement. We are delighted to provide better services to our partner agents and customers. Starting from Colombo, we are confident that this tool shall show positive results, which will encourage such collaboration to phase out to different regions.”