Related Skyscanner sets out dynamic airline market

first_img RelatedSkyscanner sets out dynamic airline marketplace visionSkyscanner has launched a White Paper setting out its vision for dynamic airline marketplace in an era of evolving devices and frictionless booking.Affiliate deal widens horizons for ebookersA new deal has been struck between a flight bookings site and an affiliate travel network.bmi braves barcode booking and boarding in BelfastBelfast City Airport and leading UK airline bmi are set to break through the next frontier in paperless travel. Advanced XML technology is allowing airlines to integrate car rental ancillary product into their flight bookings systems, an online travel expert has claimed.Arthur de Perthuis, head of online travel sales at EMEA – Hertz Europe, told Eye For Travel that savvy airlines were now able to totally outsource their car rental deals, with low cost airline leading the charge.He told the site: “With the absence of the loyalty programme, they [low budget airlines] compensate by investing in new revenue streams which were quicker to implement than create a traveller database. Until an airline embraces XML technology, they will not benefit from the true additional ancillary revenue opportunity. Being able to dynamically offer real-time availability is key to maximising car rental penetration.”He added that major Hertz flag carrying partners such as Air France are also developing innovative services for passengers and taking advantage of the new era of airline booking and car rental collaboration.Nevertheless, Mr De Perthuis noted that carrier strategy is not as focussed on ancillary revenue channels as on the retention of high yield leisure and business travellers.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more