Aeroitalia Partners with WorldTicket to Expand Travel Options in the European Region
WorldTicket’s technology provides new Italian low-cost carrier with solutions to expand distribution and enter new markets
Copenhagen, Denmark, January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Aeroitalia, a start-up airline and italy the newest low-cost carrier, has partnered with WorldTicket (W2), part of the 777 Travel Tech group, to support the growth of the airline’s network through expanded distribution. Using WorldTicket’s technology, Aeroitalia can now quickly expand its sales coverage and access over 100 global IATA agencies who can now access Aeroitalia flights through their GDS systems.
Multi-channel distribution to capitalize on growing demand
WorldTicket’s travel distribution technology will help Aeroitalia expand its business reach to indirect channels such as OTAs and travel agencies, as demand for online travel Europe is accelerating. According to ENIT, italy tourist office, international visitors from January to July 2022 increased by 172% compared to 2021 and 57% compared to pre-pandemic figures. This increase in demand is expected to continue, creating more opportunities for Aeroitalia, which provides high-quality non-stop air transport services at affordable prices in the Italian and southern Mediterranean regions. Aeroitalia can easily sell flights through any GDS, allowing it to profitably manage seasonal routes (summer routes), truly acting as an agile company perfectly suited to the needs of its customers.
“Aeroitalia is committed to providing exceptional passenger service that incorporates easy access to our product, especially for our corporate customers,” says Krassimir Tanev, commercial director of Aeroitalia. “Multi-channel distribution is an important development as it goes hand-in-hand with our network expansion plans for summer 2023. Thanks to our marketing partnership with WorldTicket and its global distribution technology, Aeroitalia’s services are now more close to the travel agency community for the benefit of our customers.”
Connecting Underserved Markets
Since its launch last summer, Aeroitalia has already created a solid network of routes through Italy and southern Mediterranean countries, departing both from its Milan-Bergamo hub and from a new base in Florence. The fast-growing airline estimates it will carry more than one million passengers in 2023 and has already more than doubled its initial fleet of 737-800s to support its expansion.
Aeroitalia targets markets unserved and underserved by existing low-cost carriers, including a connection between italy two largest cities – Milano and Rome – fly six days a week, as well as the route between Milano and London Heathrow. Implementing WorldTicket solutions allows Aeroitalia to launch operations in these markets quickly and cost-effectively.
Immediate distribution reach to launch a new airline
With WorldTicket’s GDS sub-hosting solution, Aeroitalia can add new distribution capacity faster than it could through a direct connection to the Global Distribution System (GDS). As a low-cost airline, Aeroitalia’s business model is built on efficiency, making reducing the complexity of GDS sales a competitive advantage as it expands its network reach to become a key player on the European air transport market.
peer winterVice President of Business Development at 777 Travel Tech, said, “Our mission is to enable airlines to grow their business while providing customers with more options for a better travel experience, and our partnership with Aeroitalia captures this goal perfectly.”
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WorldTicket (IATA codes W1/W2) is a leading provider of sophisticated ticketing and distribution services to nearly 100 airlines worldwide. WorldTicket has its own AOC-holding airline, Flex Flight, operating under the IATA code W2, allowing airlines to easily outsource their distribution and ticketing functions to WorldTicket. Founded in 2002, WorldTicket is part of the 777 Travel Tech Group, the travel and aviation technology business unit of Miamiinvestment company 777 Partners. Visit www.w2ticketing.com to learn more.
Aeroitalia, a new Italian airline based in Romehas hubs in both Milano and Florence and began operations with its first flight in the summer of 2022. Since then, Aeroitalia has increased its flight schedule to operate numerous scheduled regional and charter routes across Europe with particular attention to Italy and the Mediterranean. Aeroitalia prides itself on providing high quality nonstop services at affordable prices to travelers in the region and strives to become the best-in-class airline for customer experience and the second largest Italian flag carrier offering domestic, European and intercontinental non-stop services to its customers. Visit aeroitalia.com to find out more.