Compare To Fly, the Premium Online Travel Comparison Portal
Compare to Fly, the premium online travel comparison portal sees a remarkable growth in travel business with Travelport's latest signing of a comprehensive deal with United Airlines.
India, July 18, 2014 (Newswire.com) - CompareToFly, the premium online travel comparison portal, has a statement to make on the latest development in the Travel and Tourism Industry. The eventful happening in June 2014 when Travelport, signed up a comprehensive deal with United Airlines, is the subject matter for CompareToFLy’s business statement.
Travelport is a world-leading travel commerce platform providing distribution technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. United Airlines, Inc. (commonly referred to simply as "United") is an American major airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. United is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings following a $3 billion merger in 2010, operating on an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on 200 aircrafts, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2014, United continued to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United’s MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines.
Varun Arora, Director, CompareToFLy commented on this latest development. He says, “Travelport-connected agents have the ability to access Economy Plus seat availability and prices within the Travelport travel commerce platform with real-time booking and automated integration into the trip built for the travelling leisure or corporate consumer who has elected to use the services of a travel agency. With this new development, this now includes United’s complimentary Economy Plus seats for qualified MileagePlus customers and their companions. This association between the two has opened many avenues for big agencies as well as small time travel agents. We are also looking forward to more and more solo and corporate customers to come-in and make use of the offerings through our portal www.comparetofly.com . We shall soon look for effectual ways to capitalize on this lucrative advancement. Travel and Tourism business will be booming undoubtedly.”
He also added “Wishing all the travel and tourism industry players a huge best of luck and a potential business year ahead.”
CompareToFLy is looking at a record of 500+ booking requests per day through their travel comparison portal.