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CVC to investigate Air India move to single GDS platform

Posted : 11 January 2019 11:20:42 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

CVC to investigate Air India move to single GDS platform

Travel industry ask CVC to investigate Air India move to single GDS platform. Air India's move to shift exclusively to a single global distribution service (GDS) platform "smacks of mala fides, irrationality and arbitrariness", travel industry bodies TAAI and TAFI have asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to immediately stay the implementation of the airline's decision and investigate the matter. In October last year, UK-based firm TravelPort bagged the contract for Air India's domestic ticket distribution services replacing Amadeus. After Travelport come into play, the national carrier removed its inventory from the Amadeus network on December 4 last year.

While the new agreement has to be fully implemented by the end of 2019, a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court stated in a order dated January 3 that Air India inventory should be made available to Amadeus, as was being done before December 4, 2018. The travel industry bodies' letter stated that the "illegal" appointment of TravelPort should be investigated because one of the largest private budget carriers "has been put in a place of undue advantage" due to this decision.

Air India did not respond to PTI's queries.

Tags : TravelIndustry, AirIndia

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