Abacus International, Asia’s leading revenue partner for airlines today announced the signing of AirAsia Philippines onto the Abacus system. This will provide Abacus’ travel agents with access to the airline’s published inventory of flights and fares.
A joint venture between AirAsia International Ltd and Filipino Investors, AirAsia Philippines launched its first flights out of Angeles City, Pampanga in March 2012, starting with two domestic operations to Davao and Kalibo.
“We are very excited to be able to partner with a service provider as established as Abacus. As a newcomer to the industry, we hope to be able to get word of our services out to as many potential customers as possible and we feel that Abacus can help us achieve that,” said Ms. Marianne Hontiveros, CEO, AirAsia Philippines, about the partnership.
Abacus International currently boasts the largest low-cost carrier (LCC), hybrid and regional portfolio in Asia and foresees further strong growth ahead, especially in the area of LCCs which saw a growth of 27 per cent in 2011 against 2010 in terms of bookings.
Abacus International is also a partner of various LCCs, hybrid and regional airlines including AirAsia Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, AirPhil Express, Sapsan and Cambodia’s Angkor Air which are all which exclusive to Abacus, as well as the recent partner Mihin Lanka.
“We have always enjoyed a good working relationship with AirAsia and are pleased to add AirAsia Philippines to our increasing list of LCC partners,” said Mr Ho Hoong Mau, Division Head, Airline Distribution, Abacus International.
“We look forward to boosting AirAsia Philippines’ growth throughout Asia Pacific. We believe that Abacus’ highly productive network will help AirAsia Philippines to reach its consumers effectively and allow them to tap into higher yield passenger segments.”