Scoot becomes first low cost carrier to go live on Skyscanner’s Direct Booking platform
Skyscanner will offer seamless facilitated booking to first Asian airline
Three-time Best Low Cost Airline Asia/Pacific 20171 – Scoot – has become the first low cost carrier to be featured on Skyscanner’s Direct Booking platform. The new integration also means that Scoot becomes the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to be able to sell tickets directly within Skyscanner’s platform.
The first phase of roll out, initially to Australia, Singapore, India, and UK markets, will enable Skyscanner users to search and book Scoot air fares directly within Skyscanner desktop and app, with added extras such as baggage and choice of seating to be added in the near future.
Skyscanner’s Direct Booking platform gives airlines and travel providers a powerful booking channel enabling travellers to research, choose and immediately book itineraries within Skyscanner without having to re-direct to supplier sites. Because Skyscanner facilitates the booking, the service offers carriers a seamless and instant way to capitalise on Skyscanner’s traffic with heightened conversion rates and the opportunity to easily up-sell their ancillary products.
The latest Direct Booking partnership comes thanks to Skyscanner’s recent integration of the Navitaire reservation system into their platform, meaning that the leading travel search engine is now in a position to handle integrations for any carrier using the system.
Filip Filipov, Director of Product at Skyscanner commented:
Leslie Thng, Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot added:
To mark the launch, Scoot is offering customers booking through Skyscanner a limited-time promotion of up to 20% off selected FLY fares (base fare only, without baggage and meals) on all Scoot-operated flights, valid from 23 January to 12 February 2017. For now, only Scoot’s FLY fares are available on Skyscanner, with more options to be made available gradually*.