Wednesday, February 07, 2007

MAS & Octopus Travel collaboration

MAS signed an agreement with Octopus Travel for enabling MAS tickets to be purchase via the online travel and tourist company in 14 countries.

"We have seen an emerging trend of Internet savvy customers who no longer depend on traditional sales channels for their travel arrangements," Abdul Rashid Khan, Malaysia Airlines commercial director told reporters.

Rashid Khan said Malaysia Airlines expects to increase revenue by 20 million ringgit through ticket sales (5.4 million dollars) in the first year through the tie-up with Octopus.

Abdul Rashid said presently ticket sales through the Internet was low. "At the moment it is low. It is below 10 percent," he said.

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