Wednesday, December 05, 2018

TAAI Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chapter opposes Air India’s move to single GDS for ticket sale.

Hyderabad :TAAI–Travel Agents Association of India, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chapter opposes Air India’s move to single GDS for ticket sale. Disclosing this in a press note issued in city today, Ajay K Ramidi, who is a Chairman of TAAI Telangana and AP Chapter said we oppose Air India move to shift to single GDS platform.

We oppose the national air carrier to shift exclusively to a single global distribution service (GDS) platform and we urged the AI management not to discontinue the inventory from other existing GDS providers.

Last month, UK-based firm Travelport bagged the contract for Air India’s domestic ticket distribution services replacing Amadeus.

A delegation led by Ajay K Ramidi along with Nagesh Pampati, its secretary;  Imtiaz Qureshi, National Treasurer along with 500 members and travel agents met Raghu Babu, Station Head of AirIndia and other officials here in the city today at HACA Bhavan, Saifabad and submitted a letter to this effect. TAAI National body along with Travel Agents Federation of India(TAFI) has already submitted a letter to Mr. Pradeep Singh Kharola, Chairman and MD of Air India Ltd.

We are extremely perplexed and shocked by this decision by the Air India Management which is a highly disturbing aspect in Airline marketing and growth.  For us, as industry stakeholders, Air India’s success and growth is extremely important and when the management of Air India comes up with initiatives that can cause losses to all, then we are bound to bring up this matter before all concerned, they mentioned in that letter signed by R.Sunil Kumar and Praveen Chugh, Presidents of respective travel agents bodies and other industry leaders.
05/12/18 APN News

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