Flight Centre Travel Group and Virgin Australia have announced a new agreement which sets the course of the parties’ relationship for the next 10 years until 2027.
The deal covers all of Flight Centre Travel Group’s leisure and corporate travel brands and extends to all of its key geographic regions.
Flight Centre Managing Director Graham Turner said the agency group if “delighted” to extend its relationship with Virgin Australia through a longer partnership that stretches beyond the typical one-three year airline-agency contract.
“This new, long-term agreement is mutually beneficial and will allow us to work together to develop and market new products and initiatives for our customers and to grow the overall travel market, both domestically and internationally.”
Graham Turner, Flight Centre Managing Director
Virgin Australia Airlines Acting Group Executive Rob Sharp added that the arrangement cemented their joint relationship.
“Flight Centre is the largest travel agency group in Australia with the widest distribution network, and it plays an important role in helping open up the world for those who want to see it,” he said.
“This agreement further allows Virgin Australia to continue to grow and enhance our global footprint alongside our alliance partners through Flight Centre’s expansive distribution network.
“With Flight Centre offering a world-class travel retail experience and corporate network, combined with our award-winning customer service and products, together we can offer an end-to-end, total travel experience that others will aspire to match.”
Both companies have also reaffirmed their commitment to working together to evolve and enhance distribution capabilities as new technology becomes available.
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