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.
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.
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.
25 maart 2016 – Naast Transavia’s Basic fare class zijn nu de fare classes Plus en Max beschikbaar in de Pyton Flight Portal. Het is nu mogelijk voor Transavia klanten om, tegen een vergoeding, extra services bij te boeken. Het Plus pakket bevat 20 kilo ruimbagage, vrije keuze uit alle standaard stoelen, 500 Flying Blue Award Miles en gratis omboeken van de vlucht tot 14 dagen voor vertrek. Het Max pakket bevat 30 kilo ruimbagage, vrije keuze uit alle stoelen, 1000 Flying Blue Award Miles en gratis omboeken van de vlucht tot 2 uur voor vertrek.
Weert, Netherlands 31st of March 2015 – The leading Dutch travel technology company Pyton and global leisure bedbank Lowcostbeds have entered into a partnership on integration of Lowcostbeds’ accommodation content into Pyton’s virtual tour operating environment. The connectivity is as of today launched and accessible in Pyton’s dynamic packaging platform Waverunner Smart Shopping and its virtual tour operating software.
Lowcostbeds Swiss-based Lowcostbeds recently celebrated its tenth year as a global, independent, trade-only bed bank. Established in 2004, it has signed up 42,000 agents globally, giving access to a vast range of accommodations from around the world. Lowcostbeds operates in over 50 countries worldwide, and has content translated in 13 languages. Lowcostbeds offers more than 250 000 hotels worldwide from 5-star luxury to 2-star simplicity and the portfolio covers a range of beach, city and long haul destinations.
Key facts about Lowcostbeds:
• Over 16 000 worldwide directly contracted hotels Hotels, apartments and villas
• Core product Mediterranean beach destinations, and key long haul resorts across Asia, USA and the Caribbean
• Half of inventory is 4* and 5* accommodations, including a host of well-known hotel chains such as Iberostar, Melia, Radisson and Hilton.
• Growing in city break destinations as well with Barcelona, Marrakech and Rome representing top sellers in 2014.
“We are very happy to co-operate with Lowcostbeds and by adding Lowcostbeds’ accommodation content we extend our product portfolio and create value-added for the travel trade market that is using Pyton’s platforms”, says Patrik Cedervall, International Sales and Marketing Manager of Pyton. “The global relevance in Lowcostbeds’ offering strengthens the joint business potential not only in the Benelux home market of Pyton but also in the international arena”, adds Patrik Cedervall. “We’ve seen great potential with the travel market in Holland, and we’re serious about growing here”, commented Elodie Leunen, Lowcostbeds European Managing Director. “We are happy to forge the strong partnership with Pyton as we have a great product and service to offer to Dutch and international travel agencies, with over 16,000 worldwide own directly contracted hotels with great discounted net rates which can be accessed by the Pyton solutions in Holland and internationally”, adds Elodie Leunen.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on the Waverunner Smart Shopping platform and how Lowcostbeds’ content can be used.
Amadeus IT Group, the leading technology provider to the travel industry, has announced that it has acquired Pyton Communications BV., the leisure travel technology specialist. Pyton, which develops and sells online booking engines for the global travel industry, a leader in the leisure travel sector with her Waverunner product where her customers include both online and offline travel agents. In addition her ‘Smart Shopping’ online dynamic packaging product positions the company well in a key development area for the industry.
Pyton, which has been in partnership with Amadeus Benelux in the leisure travel sector since early 2013, has also enabled travel agents to broaden their offering to include the key Low Cost Carrier segment with the Elsy Arres solution. “The leisure segment is an increasingly important industry for Amadeus and the addition of Pyton’s product and deep management expertise will give us the opportunity to improve our offering to our customers and help them develop their business.” Said Luc Pannecoeck, General Manager Amadeus Benelux. “Pyton’s products are scalable and can be customized to suit the needs of different markets, and will enable us to strengthen our business beyond the Netherlands, which is a technologically advanced market.” “The acquisition is good news for the travel industry in Benelux which is very dynamic and evolving at a fast pace,” said Peter Boneschansker, CEO of Pyton. “By bringing together the expertise and products of Amadeus and Pyton we will have all the right tools to meet the challenges of the changing market and serve the industry better than ever.”
Following the acquisition, Luc Pannecoeck has been nominated as Managing Director of Pyton, next to his responsibilities of General Manager Amadeus Benelux. Peter Boneschansker will continue to lead Pyton as General Manager, reporting to Luc. Pyton serves a wide range of online and offline customers in the region including Cheaptickets, Fareportal and D-RT Group (D-Reizen and VakantieXperts). It has a workforce of 31 employees based in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.