fastjet Plc, Africa's low-cost airline, is pleased to announce a global partnership agreement with the Expedia group, the world's largest online travel company. fastjet flights will now be available to the millions of leisure and business travellers that shop for and book travel via the Expedia group's extensive brand portfolio which includes leading brands such as, Expedia, the world's largest full service online travel agency, Hotwire, a leading discount travel site, and Egencia, the world's fifth largest travel management company serving business travellers in more than 60 countries.
"We are so pleased for the opportunity to expand our selection of flight offerings with the addition of fastjet content to our network of leading travel sites," said Greg Schulze, senior vice president of Global Tour and Transport, the Expedia group. "Global travellers are increasingly exploring Africa and we can now provide fastjet flights amongst our broad selection of products and services."
Commenting on the news, Ellis Cain-Jones, Head of Commercial at fastjet, said: "Our exciting partnership with the Expedia group represents a giant leap in the implementation of our digital distribution strategy. Initially focused on increasing Internet usage to book fastjet flights within Africa, the second phase of the strategy is dedicated to increasing yields by accessing international markets. The global reach of the Expedia groups' brands will make fastjet accessible in a vast number of international markets". Cain-Jones added, "We are really excited to be working with world-renowned and trusted brands such as these and are looking forward to growing our network with the Expedia group."