The online travel agency EaseMyTrip has partnered with regional airline Flybig to offer the latter’s tickets exclusively on its website. EaseMyTrip will also process all Flybig bookings made through other online travel portals, EaseMyTrip mentioned in a statement released to the media.
It is the first time EaseMyTrip is partnering with a Scheduled Commuter Airline (SCA) for flight bookings. The partnership, thus, makes EaseMyTrip a General Sales Agent (GSA) for a domestic airline.
Nishant Pitti, CEO, Co-Founder, EaseMyTrip, finds the partnership beneficial to both brands. “Our unique range of services across the travel segment along with Flybig’s air connectivity across remote destinations will add immense value for both brands. We will be providing a hassle-free booking experience and the best-in-class services for Flybig customers,” he said. The company is looking forward to opportunities this partnership opens up and is also planning to scale new heights in this segment.
According to Pitti, air travel is witnessing a significant boom across Tier II and III cities, and this is a perfect time to partner with Flybig. “We aim to bring more destinations within reach of our growing customer base,” he said.
EaseMyTrip-Flybig partnership helps keep costs under control for Flybig
Flybig Chairman and MD Capt Sanjay Mandavia sees the partnership with EaseMyTrip as an opportunity to keep costs under control. It is also expected to boost sales and profits. “Online travel platforms like EaseMyTrip have a 50% market share in the air segment. Amid the epidemic, this is Flybig’s best chance to keep costs under control, boost sales, and boost profits,” he said.
“Combining our local presence and EaseMyTrip’s market coverage, we are sure to redefine the travel experience for travellers. With this partnership, we hope to explore new avenues for growth, widen our network and flight options, and allow our customers to experience the best-in-class services,” Mandavia added.
By the end of March 2022, Flybig expects to have five aircraft in service, with 75,000 seats available and over 35 departures each day. It will primarily operate under UDAN, connecting India’s Northeast and Central East regions. FlyBig is a regional airline based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.