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To be able to deliver you the best possible content available through your connection to us, we have been working hard to bring back carriers online, establish a more secured infrastructure and also enhance the feature-set of our engine. Therefore we’re happy to communicate the below news to you:

New and reintegrated carriers:

  • Sky Express – New integration since 16.11.2020
  • Flyadeal – Re-integrated since 02.11.2020

New features:

  • Ryanair (FR) – Now also 10 kg Baggage available:
    We have expanded the baggage option for Ryanair (FR). As from early December you will be able to select either 10 kg of baggage (in addition to the 20 kg available before).
    Please note: This does not affect the values in our Cache Dump Product. Here we continue to apply 20 kg for your baggage calculations.
  • WizzAir (W6) – Scraping Fee Removal:
    We are happy to announce that we are currently able to bypass the so-called “scraping fee” applied by WizzAir.

Delivery Update on New Backend Tool:
We have announced it in Newsletter #2 and confirmed deployment in Newsletter #3. Today we’re happy to confirm delivery and want to let you know that the old access to the Backend for:

  • TEST is closed since 21 November 2020 and
  • PRODUCTION will be closed on 21 December 2020

Cache Dump improvements:
As already announced in Newsletter #3, we have changed the set-up of your CSV cache file delivery.
Since we have removed the TXT file and now only sending a ZIP file, we were able to decrease the time to process the export and increase the delivery time.

In case you are interested in our Cache Dump Product, please get in touch with your Pyton Account Manager.

We hope this was interesting for you and is going to add value to your future Low-Cost Carrier Sales. If there are questions or suggestions, we are more than happy to assist you in any possible way.

Thank you and take good care

Your
Pyton Flight Portal Team

To be able to deliver you the best possible content available through your connection to us, we have been working hard to bring back carriers online, establish a more secured infrastructure and also enhance the feature-set of our engine. Therefor we’re happy to communicate the below news to you:

New or re-activated carriers:

New features:

  • Ryanair (FR) – “Spanish Language”:
    It is now possible to deliver the confirmation, the e-ticket and further airline communication in Spanish language.
  • Transavia (HV) – “Seat Reservation”:
    Same as for carriers which we’re already providing this feature for, it is now possible to place seat reservations through the API. Please note that this is currently only possible for bookings with Adults (ADT) and Children (CHD) only. We will let you know as soon as bookings with Infants (INF) in the booking are possible as well.
  • Vueling (VY)  “Cash Payment”:
    A new Form of Payment (FOP) has been introduced for VY. From now on you can also select CASH PAYMENT. This means that bookings made on a pre-configured DEPOSIT Account will be deducted from your deposit.

New Backend Tool – Entrance to your Pyton Flight Portal:

As already announced in our Newsletter #2 we’re happy to let you know that the deployment of the new Backend Tool has begun. Our Customer Care Team will be contacting each Account to start the migration.
Apart from the new Product Name and the obvious benefits to have the website and underlying layers now running under PCI-DSS Level 1 security standards, there is a long list of small features, enhancements etc. which will add more stability, better maintenance and configuration benefits to your day-to-day business.

You can expect better access control, sophisticated user hierarchy and a better user experience (UX) by keeping the existing features.

Announcement to “local CACHE FILE” users only:

As per 28.09.2020 the delivery of text-based files will be stopped and then only sending ZIP files. Within the compressed ZIP file, you will find the TXT file. So, you will still receive the same data, just not twice (TXT & ZIP), but once (just ZIP with TXT in it).
Please adjust your internal processes if necessary. There has been a separate communication on this topic sent by Customer Care.

We hope this was interesting for you and is going to add value to your future Low Cost Sales. If there are questions or suggestions, we are more than happy to assist you in any possible way.

Thank you and take good care

Your
Pyton Flight Portal Team

Despite the difficult times we’re all living and working in, we see the trend that business is picking-up steadily.
As mentioned in our Newsletter #1, we have used the time to focus on technology, reactivation of content and Data Security. Therefore today’s topic is:

PCI-DSS Level 1 Certification:

We are extremely happy to announce that the Pyton Flight Portal LCC booking engine has been certified to the highest level of Data Security “PCI-DSS Level 1” on 25.06.2020. With this huge technical milestone, the Pyton Flight Portal is the first LCC aggregator having the complete booking engine with all underlying layers being certified at this level of data security. If you want generally to read more about this Data Security Standard, please click this (LINK).

Outlook: Deployment of the new AAA Tool to come soon “The entrance to your Pyton Flight Portal“:

Following the PCI-DSS certification it became a necessity to re-build the AAA-Tool (Pyton Backend). The new AAA-Tool has already been deployed to some pilot customers for intense testing. As soon as this process has been finalized, we will inform you accordingly.

You can expect better access control, sophisticated user hierarchy and a better user experience (UX) by keeping the existing features.

We hope this was interesting for you and is going to add value to your future Low Cost Sales. If there are questions or suggestions, we are more than happy to assist you in any possible way.

Thank you and take good care

Your
Pyton Flight Portal Team

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is the main news topic across the world right now. Nevertheless, there will be a time after the crisis and we see it as our obligation to be prepared as good as we can.

Although this is a rather difficult and challenging situation, we are taking advantage of this lock-down and investing into various areas. Today we want to inform you on those carriers which have been recently reactivated, assuring that you will have the best possible product in place when business is picking-up again.

Reactivated carriers:

We hope this was interesting for you and is going to add value to your future Low Cost Sales. If there are questions or suggestions, we are more than happy to assist you in any possible way.

Thank you and take good care

Your
Pyton Flight Portal Team

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.

Free webinar

  • Get to know Pyton’s innovating products and learn how to gain customers instead of losing them to one of the many competitors in the market;
  • Explanation of products, demonstrations and the opportunity to ask questions;
  • Free webinar for travel agents on Tuesday, 8 November;
  • Free webinar for tour operators on Thursday, 10 November;
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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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