Marseille Provence Airport joins the hosted stopover initiative by Kiwi.com
11 April 2022 – Marseille Provence Airport is to partner with Kiwi.com, the online travel tech company, to provide a self-connect service for passengers traveling through the airport. From now on, anyone who booked their ticket with Kiwi.com with a layover in Marseille Provence Airport can enjoy fast and efficient transfer between their flights. Thanks to Kiwi.com’s Virtual Interlining travelers are able to book unique itineraries with Kiwi.com who connects carriers that don’t have a codeshare agreement. Marseille Provence Airport then supports those passengers with a smooth transfer experience during their layover.
Passengers transferring in Marseille Provence Airport can benefit from a Smart Pass service that provides access to a fast track through the airport. They will also receive discount vouchers for use in the airport’s duty-free shops and restaurants. The goal of the fast track is to speed the connection time, optimize the stopover traffic, and, as a result, improve passengers’ complete experience.
Patrick Zeuner, Head of Airport Partnerships at Kiwi.com said, “Every month we are increasing our Hosted Stopover Program alliances and today Marseille Provence Airport joined our growing family of partner airports in making the transfer experience a choice rather than an inconvenience. Today, more than ever, travelers seek greater choice, flexibility and efficiency and this initiative supports just that.”
Julien Boullay, Commercial and Marketing Director at Marseille Provence Airport added, “Thanks to this cooperation with Kiwi.com we are now able to support self-connecting passengers at our airport and offer them a great experience. The layover option will facilitate customer experience with natural routing connecting via Marseille, such as flights from Corsica to Britany due to our prime location between the Mediterranean sea and the rest of France.”
Last year many European airports joined the Hosted stopover initiative by Kiwi.com including Prague Airport in the Czech Republic, Brussels Charleroi Airport in Belgium, and Dortmund Airport in Germany, with more to come.
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About Marseille Provence Airport
The Marseille Provence Airport site now includes more than 140 companies and 4,500 employees, including 360 from Marseille Provence Airport. Our ambition is to develop a virtuous airport model promoting connectivity, fully in line with the preservation, attractiveness and economic dynamism of its territory. In France, we are the 1st regional airport in express cargo and, as of October 30, 2021, we are the 2nd regional airport in terms of passenger traffic. The airport handled 4.7 million passengers in 2021 (10.1 million in 2019) and 7.5 million passengers are expected by the end of the year.
Kiwi.com is a leading travel tech company headquartered in the Czech Republic, employing over 1,000 people worldwide. Kiwi.com’s innovative Virtual Interlining algorithm allows users to combine flights across legacy and low-cost airlines into one single itinerary. Kiwi.com performs 2 billion price checks per day across 95% of global flight content enabling customers to find better route options and prices other search engines can’t see. Fifty million searches are carried out every day on Kiwi.com’s website and over 40,000 seats are sold daily.
Julia Gumeniuk, PR & Communications Specialist