Galileo leads the way in signing up airline partners in the Saudi Marketplace
Galileo, a leading global distribution system (GDS) and subsidiary of Travelport, has announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with Sama Airlines under which Sama Airlines will only distribute it’s content through the Galileo GDS in the Kingdom, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Sama Airlines, for the first time now present within a GDS, is a low cost carrier currently serving destinations within the Kingdom. Galileo now enjoys connectivity to all three operating airlines in Saudi Arabia; Saudi Airlines, Al Khayala Airlines and now Sama Airlines.
“We are pleased to have signed this marketing agreement with Sama Airlines”, said Fazal Muhammed, Business Development Director, Supplier Services, MEA, Pakistan, Turkey & Sri Lanka, Galileo. “This agreement further illustrates our ability to work with airlines to reach a situation that is mutually beneficial for both parties and offers great value to travel agents. Once again we have provided Galileo connected agencies with unique content, which will support them in making their business more efficient and offer their travelers more choice”.
“We are delighted to be working with a leading player in the travel industry," said Mr. Samer Atawi – Chief Commercial Officer Sama Airlines. “Galileo is a well established GDS and has a very strong presence worldwide – this agreement provides us with invaluable access to their travel agency network both within the Kingdom as well as abroad.”
Galileo is a global technology leader. Its core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the travel industry through its computerized reservation systems, leading-edge products and innovative, Internet-based solutions. Galileo is a value-added distributor of travel inventory dedicated to supporting its travel supplier, agency and corporate customers and, through them, expanding traveler choice. Galileo, a Travelport brand, is headquartered in Langley, UK and has offices worldwide. Visit www.galileo.com.
About Sama Airlines
Sama Airlines is a short-haul carrier serving destinations within the Kingdom and eventually other destinations across the Middle-East. Sama flies Boeing 737-300 aircrafts which are maintained to the highest international standards. Their current flight network expands to Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah. www.Flysama.com