OAG signs deal to provide Alitrip, Alibaba’s online travel platform with market leading air travel data
Beijing, 21 January 2016: OAG, the global leader in air travel intelligence, is today announcing a service agreement with Alitrip, one of China’s leading platforms for online travel, to provide its market-leading suite of real-time schedules, flight status and analytics products tools
China’s online travel industry is estimated to grow in double digits year-on-year with online travel revenue anticipated to reach $75 billion by 2017.
The Service agreement with OAG is designed to provide Alitrip with the world’s most comprehensive database of real-time airline schedule changes and flight status information, giving Alitrip access to the most reliable and global aviation analytics available in the marketplace.
From today, Alitrip will have access to OAG’s Dynamic Schedules, Dynamic Flight Status and full suite of Analyser products. OAG’s Dynamic Schedules provides instant access to more than 900 airlines globally; Dynamic Flight Status provides real-time flight status information including cancellations, delays, block times and terminal changes; OAG’s Analyser products combine to identify trends, spot commercial opportunities and run high-impact reports to understand market conditions and competitive behaviour.
Phil Callow, chief executive officer, OAG says: “China’s online travel industry is thriving; its future growth – particularly in travel to the US – is promising and there is intense competition amongst the country’s market leaders.
“OAG focusses on building global growth and partnerships and strong growth prospects in the Chinese travel market has meant it continues to provide innovative and long term solutions to leading players in this market segment. With the world’s largest network of air travel data, including our flight status and day-of-travel database OAG flightview, OAG provides Alitrip with major competitive advantages including lower processing costs, fewer passenger re-bookings and better customer service for both passengers and their sales agents. Alitrip and its global customers will now benefit from this essential information that makes flight booking smarter, more informed and more efficient.”
"Wells Zheng ,the vice president, Alitrip says: Alitrip is very delighted to cooperate with OAG by use the Dynamic Schedules, Dynamic Flight Status and full suite of Analyser products and services. Alitrip will have consistent innovation and continue improvement for the customers in the Chinese market. "
Alitrip, part of the Alibaba Group launched in October 2013, is a one-stop-shop for Chinese travellers. At the end of 2015, Alitrip reported working with more than 10,000 industry partners to serve around 100 million Chinese travellers.
Notes to editors:
OAG is an air travel intelligence company that provides accurate, timely and actionable information and applications to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service operators. OAG has the world’s largest network of air travel data including its definitive schedules database of more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports. OAG’s FlightView brand has the most extensive flight status database in the market which delivers 25 million flight status updates delivered daily and processes 1.4m requests. For more information, visit: www.oag.com and follow us on Twitter @OAG Aviation.
Alitrip (formerly known as Taobao Travel) is a leading platform for China’s online travel sector. The creation of the business was first announced in October 2014 as a marketplace platform under Alibaba Group. Alitrip currently has over 10,000 merchants on its platform, providing airplane tickets, vacation packages, and hotel booking services, visa application services andtour guide services.
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