WHO CAN BENEFIT?
W2 Sub-Hosting can be the ideal solution for either start-up airlines who wish to eliminate the often long implementation times of the GDS’ as well as upfront investments needed in establishing GDS distribution. Virtual Airlines not fulfilling the requirements to sell in the GDS, as well as carriers wishing to outsource all the complexity of GDS sales can also benefit from the set-up.
If time to market is crucial, W2 Sub-Hosting is the fastest way into the GDS, and will be an integrated part of the PSS implementation. Our set-up is completely flexible and may be used temporarily, e.g. while awaiting GDS implementation on your own IATA code. It is also possible to choose to use the sub-hosting for some GDS’ only and sell on your own IATA code in GDS’ of higher strategic importance.
GDS DISTRIBUTION HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER
ELIMINATE UPFRONT INVESTMENTS AND IMPLEMENTATION TIMES
WorldTicket is the only PSS provider that has acquired our own airline. Our airline, FlexFlight, is a Danish AOC holding and operating airline with the IATA code W2. WorldTicket has made the investment of implementing W2 in all the major GDS at the highest connectivity level as well as activating close to 120 BSP markets worldwide.
By being an IT provider and an airline we can distribute any airline, including virtual airlines, into the GDS as W2, as an all-in-one solution together with our PSS – what we call W2 Sub-Hosting. We offer W2 Sub-Hosting to all our airline PSS customers as either an alternative or supplement to being connected to the GDS on their own IATA code.
Airlines choosing this set-up still have full commercial control of the GDS sales and by having an all-in-one set-up of PSS and sub-hosting, the manual processes are fewer and the total cost of distribution lower than the industry standard.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Facilitating GDS sales has never been easier. Setting up the GDS sales on our W2 IATA code, is an integral part of our PSS implementation and we take full project management ownership of filing your schedule and fares, testing and go-live. Once you are live, you will be visible as W2 in all the major GDS and ticketable by agents in almost 120 BSP countries.
Every month our W2 service team performs revenue accounting on your behalf and release the revenues from your GDS sales directly to your account along with revenue accounting reports for full transparency on your GDS sales.