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Airtrade

MARKET LEADER IN CONSOLIDATING AND FULFILMENT

Airtrade (part of AERTrade International Holdings) is the airline ticket specialist for the travel trade in the Netherlands. Airtrade contracts and distributes airline tickets for travel agents, tour operators and online travel providers. Moreover, Airtrade provides distribution and fulfilment services for the entire travel market.

  • € 138.6 MILLIONSALES IN 2013
  • TRAVELPACKAGER WINS BEST SUPPLIER AWARD 2013
  • CHOICE OF 24,000 HOTELSIN 100 COUNTRIES

FACTS & FIGURES

SALES FIGURES

Airtrade closed 2013 with € 138.6 million in total sales.

EMPLOYEES

Around 57 people work for Airtrade (50.82 FTE).

TICKETS SOLD

In 2013 we sold approximately 254.000 airline tickets.

Year sales
2006 132.9
2007 129.6
2008 133.7
2009 126.3
2010 163.7
2011 180
2012 149.6
2013 138.6

B2B IN TRAVEL TRADE

Airtrade focuses on the business-to-business market. Airtrade is in business with:

  • Travel agents
  • Online travel providers
  • International consolidators
  • Tour operators
  • Airlines

With Airtrade’s large scale buying power, specialized travel product knowledge and vast experience in the market it can help travel companies to sell airline tickets in a profitable way, while assisting with cost reductions.

Added value

The wide range of travel technology products can support travel companies creating added value for their customers and increase operational efficiency.

Strategic alliances

A large number of renowned travel companies, online travel providers and travel agents in The Netherlands uses the travel technology and services provided by Airtrade. The change of ownership to (May 2013) and the relationship with AERTicket AG is expected to strengthen AERTrade’s position in the European markets.

Over the past years, Airtrade Holland has reinforced its position through strategic alliances with organizations such as:

  • AERTicket AG
  • D-Reizen
  • RTN en VakantieXperts
  • De Jong Intra
  • Toerbusiness
  • Travix
  • Thomas Cook Netherlands
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Riksja
  • Travel Trend
  • Otravo

TravelPackager

Airtrade developes web-based solutions in-house. The online reservation system TravelPackager and other web tools AERTrade has developed, play an important role in dynamic packaging: the handling of individual travel components, such as tickets, hotels and rental cars. With TravelPackager (online) travel agents and tour operators can book airline tickets and package hotel and car reservations. In March 2012 Airtrade’s TravelPackager wins the Dutch Motion Innovation Award 2012 and in 2013 TravMagazine awards TravelPackager as “Best supplier airline tickets” for Dynamic Packaging.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

2017

2 Februari 2017: Airtrade Holland’s management (Jeroen Martron and Frank Wester) and BCD Group hold 100% of Airtrade Holland’s shares. Airtrade aims to focus more on technology in the field of dynamic packaging.

2014
  • Airtrade celebrates its 25th anniversary!
  • On 5 September 2014 Airtrade organizes a symposium on “The Airline Industry in 2039” with extraordinary guest speakers.
2013
  • Airtrade’s TravelPackager wins the Best Supplier Award 2013.
  • May 2013: AERTicket AG, market leader airline ticket fulfillment in Germany, purchases a majority share in Airtrade Holland.
2012

26 March 2012: Airtrade wins the Dutch Motion Innovation Award 2012 with TravelPackager Webbased.

2011

Vliegwinkel merges with BudgetAir, Flugladen, Vayama and CheapTickets: Travix is born. Airtrade is now a 100% 'B2T company’ (business to travel trade). Wim Butte continues as CEO in a management team with Jeroen Martron and Frank Wester.

2009

Airtrade sells VakantieXperts to Vertrekpunt.

2003

The Rottink Travel Agency Group (since 1995 subsidiairy of BCD Group) becomes part of Airtrade. The name is changed to VakantieXperts.

1998

Airtrade is sold to BCD Group. Wim Butte and André Hesselink continue to be the directors of Airtrade.

1989

Foundation of Airtrade by Wim Butte and André Hesselink.