Scoot, Abacus do distribution deal


New Singaporean low-cost carrier, Scoot announced a multi-year partnership with Asia Pacific solutions company, Abacus International.

Abacus aligned travel agents throughout the Asia Pacific will gain full access to Scoot airfares and inventory from July 2012.

In turn, Scoot will be able to utilise Abacus’ broad regional network of over 20,000 travel agencies across Asia Pacific.

Abacus has become the first global distribution company to leverage a partnership with Scoot.

Abacus International division head of airline distribution Ho Hoong Mau said he was thrilled about the union.

“We are confident in offering Scoot a distribution solution that will cater to its requirement in meeting the increasing demand for low-fare travel and honoured to provide the most effective platform to support Scoot’s growth during this very exciting time. Our highly productive agency network across Asia Pacific is looking forward to drive sales on Scoot,” Scoot chief Campbell Wilson said.

“With their strength and expertise in the Asian market, we believe that Abacus will provide us with the necessary tools, reach and impetus to drive growth and penetration throughout Asia Pacific.”

Scoot will launch its inaugural flight from Singapore to Sydney on 4 June 2012 and have asked the general public to name their new aircraft.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T
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