airberlin entered IATA BSP in India
MAR 26, 2015: airberlin announced that it joined IATA’s Billing & Settlement Plan (BSP) .Participation in BSP India enables all IATA-accredited travel agents in India to issue e-tickets on using their respective Global Distribution Systems (GDS) via AB-745 capping. AVIAREPS India, GSA for airberlin will manage all the capping requests. airberlin already has interline agreements with Etihad (EY-607) which is a strategic partner, as well as with Heli Air Monaco (YO-747). Travel agents can double-check the same by accessing the Sales Restriction fare note of the respective fare. The airline’s host system is Amadeus, which generates a singular GDS PNR or Vendor Locator. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Stella Warmuth, Area Manager Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa, airberlin said, “BSP is key to a strong distribution especially in a large country like India. By being present on this system we are positive that we will generate wider demand through greater service offerings to our trade partners. We have recently added Calcutta to our list of codeshare destinations. This means we are now offering daily connections in codeshare with our partner Etihad Airways to and from seven cities in India: Delhi, Bombay, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bangalore and Calcutta. Via Abu Dhabi, India is very well connected to airberlin’s worldwide route network, especially within Europe”.