[Stockholm, Oct 23, 2023] – TripStack, an innovative leader in travel technology solutions and a proud member of Etraveli Group (ETG), is thrilled to announce the launch of its Self-Connect product for airlines, also known as Virtual Interlining. This game-changing solution marks a significant advancement in the airline industry, allowing airlines to expand their reach and offer a wider range of destinations to their customers.
Self-Connect, or Virtual Interlining (VI), combines flights from the retailing airline with other carriers to create itineraries that seamlessly services a global set of destinations. This concept allows airlines to expand their network by offering customers additional travel destinations they do not directly service. It also strengthens the airline’s market presence and TripStack’s commercial model provides the airline with a new revenue stream.
Nok Air, a prominent airline based in Thailand, has leveraged TripStack’s Self-Connect solution and recently announced the launch of a new service called “NokGo”. NokAir is known for its commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences to its passengers, and this partnership with Tripstack further solidifies its dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with TripStack, which will provide our Nok Air passengers with a more flexible choice of travel options across the Globe. With this new platform we wish to take flight connectivity to the next level for our passengers by offering them more flights to more destinations.” Said Dr Wutthiphum Jurangkool, Chief Executive Officer, NokAir.
Gabor Toth, CEO of TripStack, emphasized the significance of this collaboration, stating: - "We are thrilled to be working with a forward-thinking airline such as Nok Air, which understands the growth opportunity for virtual interlining solutions in global markets. We look forward to further collaborating with Nok Air, expanding their service, and providing Nok Air with new commercial opportunities."
TripStack and NokAir´s collaboration will revolutionize the way airlines operate and interact with their passengers. As VI for airlines gains momentum in the industry, TripStack anticipates that more airlines will recognize the unique benefits of the Self-Connect solution to enhance their offerings and strengthen their competitiveness in the global aviation market.
Key Features of Self-Connect for Airlines with TripStack:
• Expanded Network: Airlines can offer tickets to a wide range of destinations, even in regions where they do not operate flights, expanding their global reach using TripStack and Etraveli Groups superior air content capabilities.
• Seamless Booking Experience: Customers can book flights to multiple destinations in a single transaction, across numerous payment options, making travel planning more convenient and efficient.
• Increased Revenue: Airlines can boost their revenue by further monetizing traffic on their website and earning additional revenues from TripStack.
• Integrated customer service: TripStack provides worldwide customer support in multiple languages.
• TripStack Technology: Sophisticated flight itinerary analysis searches through billions of flight options to offer the best air content in the market (a combination of shortest duration and lowest priced) itineraries.
• Guarantee: TripStack and ETG offers a Self-Connect Guarantee to protect passengers in the event of delays, disruptions, or cancellations, ensuring a hassle-free journey.
TripStack, founded in 2016, is a global leader in Airline Integrations and Virtual Interlining (VI) technology. Virtual Interlining, also known as Self-Connect, seamlessly combines carriers without traditional interlining agreements, into a single itinerary. This approach empowers airlines to expand their network and product offerings while delivering travelers more connections at competitive prices. Based in Canada, India, and Poland, TripStack is part of Etraveli Group. www.tripstack.com
About Etraveli Group (ETG)
Headquartered in Sweden, ETG is a global technology provider for Flights focused on offering the best possible flight content delivered through flexible tech solutions to the consumer and any company facing the consumer. The company caters to more than 30 million flight passengers annually in 75 markets worldwide. During the first half of 2023 Etraveli Group has grown almost 60% on orders to over 10 mln orders in H1 2023, with a 90% growth in TTV (Total Transaction Value) to over 6 Billion Euro during H1 2023. www.etraveligroup.com
About Nok Air
Nok Air is an airline from Thailand with its main hub at Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport. Nok Air's mission is to make exploring the "Land of Smiles" and beyond accessible, affordable, and convenient. With their state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Nok Air currently operates domestic and regional flights, including routes to India and China. The introduction of “NokGo” demonstrates the airline's commitment to enhancing the travel experience and exploring new technologies to serve its customers better. www.nokair.com
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About Etraveli Group
Etraveli Group is a leading global technology provider for flights focused on offering the best possible flight content delivered through flexible tech solutions to the consumer and any company facing the consumer. Through our own consumer brands like Gotogate, Mytrip, Flightnetwork and through our global partnerships with the likes of Google Flights, Skyscanner, Kayak, Booking.com and others we provide search, book and fulfilment services of Flights and related products. The Group also operates the airline integration company TripStack and the leading price comparison site in Sweden; Flygresor.se. The headquarters are located in Uppsala, and the group also has offices in Athens, Toronto, Stockholm, Gothenburg, two cities in India, Krakow and Montevideo, as well as outsourced operations in India and China. Since 2017, private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners owns Etraveli Group.