Biman expands partnership with Travelport

Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, announces an expanded partnership with Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The Airline leads in outbound flights from Bangladesh.

BimanThe enhanced agreement means that all of Travelport’s 67,000 connected travel agencies can gain access to Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ full content, which will include international, domestic and group bookings, as well as select ancillaries such as paid seating and extra baggage. The flexibility of domestic and group bookings is of particular relevance for travel agents in Bangladesh as they cater to a large number of group travelers such as contract workers and Muslim Haj pilgrims flying out of Bangladesh.

Apart from Travelport’s leading Travel Commerce Platform, Biman Bangladesh Airlines sees the expanded partnership as a strategic leverage on their matching growth drivers as Travelport’s strong presence in Asia and the Middle East mirrors Biman’s most important destinations.

Damian Hickey, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Global Sales Strategy, Air Commerce, Travelport, added: “I am thrilled that Biman Bangladesh Airlines recognises the strategic value of Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform. Enabling airlines to differentiate and tailor their products to their specific customers has always been our key strength.”


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