Abacus International, Asia-Pacific's leading provider of travel solutions and services, today announced a distribution partnership with Malaysia's Malindo Air.
The new budget airline is jointly owned by the National Aerospace and Defence Industries and Indonesia's Lion Air.
In a statement today, the company said the partnership is another
milestone for Abacus in delivering fresh low cost carrier (LCC) content to travel agents using the company's innovative technology.
Malindo Air chief executive officer Chandran Rama Muthy said travel agents now have a more flexible channel to seek out the best fares from the airline using the Abacus system.
This, he added, is alongside the ability to book ancillary services, such as in-flight movies, snacks and extra baggage.
"As we expand our fleet and routes beyond the ones we currently operate, travel agents on the Abacus System can expect to get immediate access to the most comprehensive range of fares, schedules and inventory," he added.
LCC bookings on the Abacus System, which increased 80 per cent in volume during the first and second quarters of 2013 compared with the same period last year, reflects the scale of demand within the regional trade.
Agents can compare and book the budget flights and offer travellers access to their itineraries online and via mobile devices.
Malindo Air began its operation on March 22 this year with three daily round trip flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
It is now expanding with new services to Dhaka, Bali, Jakarta, Kota Baru, Langkawi, Kuala Terengganu, Alor Star, Johor Baru, Penang, Sibu and Miri.-- Bernama