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Express Travel Group (ETG) has secured an 8 year-plus deal with Melbourne-based Aeronology Technology for integrating the Aero ticketing NDC compliant system into the Express Tickets platform across Aust. including NZ through their majority ownership of First Travel Group.The Aeronology platform is NDC compliant and includes Air/Hotel/Insurance.

Express Tickets will offer existing ticket support while Aeronology NDC systems will be available within both Sabre and Travelport across Australia and New Zealand.

All brands for members within the ETG & FTG groups will be able to access this new advantage including Leisure ITG/Corporate-Alatus/STG/ Wholesale ticketing and the new Home Based Mobile silo to be launched soon.

Quotes attributable to ETG CEO Tom Manwaring:

“This is a game changing advantage across Australia for ETG and New Zealand through our majority ownership of FTG-NZ in what has been a very challenging year and as we position for success in 2021.”

“The “Express Tickets”, Aust and “First Fares” NZ brands will be able to offer choice and the best that current technology can deliver to improve business productivity and single screen journey completion. We are very positive about emerging from the COVID period smarter, faster and stronger.”

Quotes attributable to Aeronology MD Russell Carstensen:

“Aeronology is a game changer and we are pleased to partner with the ETG Australian and FTG New Zealand membership base as our launch client. We are committed to providing these 800-plus agents and advisors with new distribution strategies via our platform which will improve productivity, NDC connectivity, online product, increased yields and single screen selection.”

“Our Microsoft cloud-based solution firmly positions these agents for the future via a fast and smart solution. Full cutover will be completed in early 2021 making this an exciting time for Aeronology and the ETG/FTG network.”