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flydubai widens travel agent booking network

Billing and Settlement Plan agreement provides more travel partners with access to low-cost carrier's fares

flydubai, Dubai's innovative low-cost airline, has signed a Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) agreement with The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hahn Air, which enables  more travel agents access to the carrier's affordable flights.

The BSP system will facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remittance procedures of accredited sales agents, as well as improve the reach across the globe for flydubai. The contract follows agreements signed last year with global distribution systems (GDS) providers Sabre and Travelport and Amadeus.

flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "flydubai is always looking for ways to make travel more cost-effective and convenient from booking through to the flight. Partnerships like this BSP agreement allow us to reach out to a wider audience while also simplifying the booking process for both travel agents and passengers."

IATA has been tasked to manage flydubai's accounts within the UAE. At the end of 2011, the organisation had 88 BSPs, covering 176 countries and territories serving some 400 airlines, with gross sales of AED 913.83 billion. Meanwhile, Hahn Air, a leading provider of outsourced ticketing solutions, will handle flydubai's international markets, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and India.

Simplification, savings and advanced control of financial risk are the main benefits of BSP for flydubai as there is a central point for agents to report to, one total figure is remitted and one settlement is sent to the airline, covering all agents' sales.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 236 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:

  • An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 48 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Serving underserved markets: Opened up more than 65 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
  • An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of more than 50 Boeing 737 aircraft. 
  • Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
  • Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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