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With the recent additions of Viva Air Peru and VivaColombia, the Pyton Flight Portal enlarges their presence in the South American region. Both airlines are now available with their lowest webfares and more new content is to follow soon!

Nouvelair and Danish Air Transport are added to the European region which in turn provide new unique routes and flight options to the Pyton Flight Portal whereas Saudi Arabian low cost specialist Flyadeal is now available to meet the growing market in the Middle East!

 

All new airlines are accessible with the lowest webfares including the possibility to add luggage to your flight! All major card types are supported as payment option and we expect to add more different services in the future.

Together over 5000 routes are added with dozens of new destinations included to bring even more added value to the Flight Portal. More different flight options, more availability, always the choice for the best price!

 

Eindhoven, the Netherlands, October 2016 – The modern travel consumer is his own product manager: with all the content that is available online nowadays, it is easy to create your own perfect holiday. The customer is looking for flexibility and customization, he no longer wants to be tied to the pre-set holiday packages with a set departure day and duration. On top of that, 75% of the leisure travelers orient online on a holiday. No less than 60% of the bookings are made online, of which 22% on a mobile device. The traveler is not only a (potential) customer of travel companies, but also a competitor: he takes over the job of tour operators and (online) travel agent by purchasing directly at suppliers of hotels and flights, or at special-deal-websites and holiday auction websites.

Travel agents

Pyton offers Belgian travel agents solutions that help them respond to this changing consumer. With Dynamic Packaging and Shopping Basket, the travel agent is able to create Dynamic (flexible) packages or to compose a customized holiday by combining components of various suppliers. This packaged trip is offered in the  travel agency or on their website, next to existing tour operator packages. This means the consumer no longer has to make several bookings at different suppliers to create his perfect holiday: the travel agent is offering exactly the flexibility that the consumer is looking for. On top of that, it is easy to increase earnings because as a travel agent, you can determine your own margins.

Tour operators

Pyton’s products also ensure that the traditional tour operator can take its changes in the changing market. By composing Dynamic packages, they respond to the demand for flexibility: they can combine their own travel components such as accommodations with, for example, scheduled flights or Low Cost Carriers (LCCs). This means the consumer is no longer dependent on the set departure days of charter flights, of which the departure time is often known only days before departure. This also means that the duration of the holiday is flexible, because there are considerably more departure days, times, and airports available because of the many connected airlines. The Dynamic packages can be offered next to the existing packages, online or to third parties.

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31 May 2016 – As of now, four new airlines are available in the Pyton Flight Portal:

  • Hong Kong Express: Hong Kong’s first and only low-cost carrier. HK Express is founded in October 2013 and flies to several destinations in Asia (Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Cambodia and Vietnam).
  • Pobeda Airlines: Founded in December 2014, Pobeda Airlines is one of Russia’s youngest low-cost carriers. Currently, Pobeda Airlines (part of Aeroflot Group) flies to over 40 destinations within Russia.
  • Cham Wings Airlines: This Middle Eastern airline, founded in 2007, flies under the slogan ‘Fly beyond the limits’. Cham Wings Airlines flies to destinations within the Gulf, the Middle East and Europe.
  • SkyWork Airlines: With their slogan ‘Flights made in Switzerland’, SkyWork Airlines flies to several destinations within Europe. Amongst others, they offer flights to the capital cities of Europe and holiday islands such as Ibiza, Sardinia, Menorca and Corsica.

Hong Kong Express and Pobeda Airlines are both available via screen scraping, Cham Wings Airlines and SkyWork Airlines are both available via an API connection.

6 april 2016 – Op dinsdag 26 april organiseert Travel Alliance, een Belgisch samenwerkingsverband van enkele niche touroperators en leveranciers voor de reisbranche,  de workshop ‘Casino Avond‘. Tijdens deze gezellige avond krijgen reisagenten de kans om langs verschillende stands van bedrijven in hun branche te lopen. Ze leren, onder het genot van een hapje en een drankje, over de nieuwste producten en diensten in hun branche. Pyton zal deze avond aanwezig zijn als sponsor, en zal deelnemers uitleg en demonstraties geven over de Pyton Leisure Portal.

Deelnemers kunnen bij de sponsors en partners van dit evenement langslopen om productkennis op te doen. Daarna kunnen ze meedoen aan een spelletje roulette, poker, of blackjack, en worden er mooie prijzen uitgedeeld. De workshop duurt van 19:00 tot 00:00, en zal plaatsvinden in het Van der Valk hotel Brussels Airport te Diegem. Wilt u ook deelnemen? Ga dan naar http://www.travelalliance.be/index.php/nl/workshops en schrijf u in!

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25 March 2016 – Following a request of our API partner Germanwings, we have now changed the name and code of this airline in the Pyton Flight Portal into ‘Eurowings‘ (EW). The Eurowings brand is a newly established, independent low-cost airline modelled on its successful partner Germanwings. The flights will be operated by Eurowings itself or by its partners, for example still operated by Germanwings, but in the Pyton Flight Portal the airline Germanwings is no longer available as an individual carrier. Lufthansa has set the goal to make Eurowings the third largest European lowcost airline brand, after Ryanair and Easyjet.

Germanwings changes into Eurowings

25 March 2016 – The Germania API is now connected to the Pyton Flight Portal. Before March 2015 we had a connection based on screen scraping, but now Germania is re-introduced as an API connection. Under its own brand and with their slogan “Closer than ever…“ Germania flies from airports all over Germany to many European cities, to popular holiday regions in the sun and to destinations in Southeast Europe and West Asia. The content offered includes, at this stage, the flights as operated by Germania Fluggesellschaft GmbH (headquartered in Berlin, with IATA code ST, www.flygermania.de). The content of its Swiss-based subsidiary Germania Flug AG (headquartered in Zurich, with IATA code GM, www.germania.ch) is not yet included in this new airline connection. Germania Flug AG, with a fleet of 3 aircrafts, might be connected separately in the future.

Germania API connection added to Pyton Flight Portal

25 March 2016 – Malindo Air is now available in the Pyton Flight Portal. Established in 2013, Malindo Air is an up-and-coming airline based in Malaysia. Malindo is a joint venture between a Malaysian and Indonesian airline, the name Malindo is derived from the names of these countries: Malaysia and Indonesia. Their fleet of 737-900ER and ATR72-600 aircrafts flies to domestic and international destinations operated centrally from hubs in Kuala Lumpur and the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport). Their fleets’ average age is only 0.5 year. The connection is based on screen scraping.

Malindo Air added to Pyton Flight Portal