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|February 19, 2014|
Abacus Partners Tigerair To Boost Retail Sales In Asia Pacific
|Abacus, the leading travel technology provider in Asia Pacific, is integrating Tigerair fares and ancillary products in an agreement that gives the carrier a fresh platform to compete for travel agent bookings from within the largest portfolio of low cost and hybrid airlines in the region. |
Signed in January 2014, the integration makes the full range of competitive fares of the Tigerair Group of airlines including Tigerair Singapore and Tigerair Mandala available at over 20,000 Abacus agency locations in 31 regional feeder markets, generating significant incremental corporate and leisure business from the channel.
Ho Hoong Mau, Vice President, Airline Distribution of Abacus said, "Tigerair introduces even more choice for agencies and end users searching for travel options with Abacus. We welcome Tigerair and look forward to driving new business for the brand."
Mr Alexander Knigge, Chief Commercial Development Officer of Tigerair added, "We are delighted to be working with Abacus to distribute our full range of attractive fares across their strong retail distribution grid and look forward to welcoming their corporate and leisure travel agents' customers on-board our expanding network."
Serving over 50 destinations in 14 countries, Tigerair plans to add 18 new A320 aircraft by the end of 2015.
Abacus is owned by Sabre and a consortium of Asian airlines.
Singapore-based Abacus International is Asia-Pacific's leading provider of travel solutions and services with more than 20,000 travel agency locations in 31 markets. With over 25 years of experience in fusing international best practices and local expertise with global and local partnerships, Abacus provides travel information and reservations specifically tailored to the Asia-Pacific region.
Abacus International is owned by Sabre and a consortium of Asia's leading airlines including All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Dragonair, Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines. Sabre is the global leader in the electronic distribution of travel and travel related services.
Tigerair, established in 2004, is a leading Singapore-based no-frills airline that offers affordable travel options and a seamless customer experience.
Tigerair comprises four airlines, namely Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Mandala, Tigerair Philippines and Tigerair Australia. Collectively, the Group's network extends to over 50 destinations across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific. As at 31 December 2013, Tigerair has a fleet of 51 Airbus A320-family aircraft, averaging less than three years of age.
Tigerair empowers travellers to explore new destinations, and accumulate memorable experiences, by offering an increased network of destinations. It is also committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety, security and reliability.