Saturday, July 13, 2013

NEWS | AirAsia looks beyond Expedia, ties up with Makemytrip, Yatra

AirAsia has hooked up with online travel agencies Makemytrip and Yatra to sell tickets for its proposed airline venture in India.Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has hooked up with online travel agenciesMakemytrip and Yatra to sell tickets for its proposed airline venture in India, putting a big question mark over its exclusive arrangement with joint venture partner Expedia.
"As per our contract, we are exclusive and we would like to maintain that exclusivity," says Vikram Malhi, general manager, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Expedia, the world's biggest online travel company. Malhi was referring to the more than twoyear-old joint venture between AirAsia and Expedia for the Asia Pacific region that split the ownership of Expedia India equally between the two companies and granted Expedia sole rights to AirAsia bookings in India. AirAsia too sells tickets directly on the international routes from India.


SOURCE:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/airasia-looks-beyond-expedia-ties-up-with-makemytrip-yatra/articleshow/21010686.cms

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