BB Airways Selects Abacus as its Exclusive Distribution Partner for Asia
Abacus International, Asia Pacific’s leading revenue partner for airlines today announced the signing of a new exclusive partnership with BB Airways, an airline based in Nepal.
The exclusive agreement with Abacus, signed on 2 November, is the first travel distribution agreement for BB Airways and will provide all Abacus-connected travel agents with complete and exclusive access to the full fares and content available for the airline beginning January 2013.
“Abacus is very honoured to have been chosen by BB Airways as their very first distribution partner and privileged with their belief in our ability to provide them with the best support they need to reach out to their customers in Asia,” said Mr Ho Hoong Mau, Division Head, Airline Distribution, Abacus International. “We are very confident that with our knowledge of the region and extensive, productive network, we will be able to help them grow their brand during this very exciting period. Nepal is an important emerging market for Abacus and we are glad to play a role to help bring the world closer to the rich folklore and natural beauty of Nepal by improving access to BB Airways flight inventory and content for our Abacus subscribers.”
The Agreement will also see BB Airways utilise key technology solutions from Abacus to help increase the efficiency of its current booking and ticketing processes as well as reach high yield customer segments.
“We are very excited to be working with Abacus International,” said Mr Shisheer Bhatta, Managing Director, BB Airways. “In our search for a GDS, we hoped to find a company that was not only an established brand, but also had great understanding of the market, especially in the Asia Pacific region and would be able to help us during this key time of growth. We believe we have found that in Abacus and are anticipating being able to leverage their extensive network within the region to reach out more effectively to our consumers. We have recently launched new flights from our base in Kathmandu to Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur and we look forward to leveraging Abacus highly productive network to augment our sales and facilitate our commercial path to further growth”
Established in 2012 by Nepali businessman Mr Bhaban Bhatta, BB Airways is a full service carrier that aims to provide the world with a taste of Nepal. The airline currently has two Boeing 757-200 aircrafts and operates from Nepal to Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong with plans to expand to Bangkok, Doha, Singapore, Delhi and Tokyo in the near future.
Mr Shisheer Bhatta, Managing Director, BB Airways (Left) and Mr Ho Hoong Mau, Division Head, Airline Distribution, Abacus International (Right)