Freebird, the Instant Flight Rebooking App, Just Landed Its 1st Major Partnership
The deal with Corporate Traveler signals the startup’s viability in the corporate travel benefits space
Dylan Martin – Staff Writer, Tech
11/10/16 @12:00pm in Tech
Last fall, Cambridge startup Freebird launched its namesake mobile app that rebooks your flight in less than 30 seconds if it gets canceled, delayed or if you miss a connected flight, meaning plenty of time saved from having to wait in lines.
Now, after being available as a direct-to-consumer product for nearly a year, Freebird has landed its first major partnership that signals the startup’s viability in the corporate travel benefits space.
The startup announced on Thursday it has landed a partnership with Corporate Traveler, a brand of Australian travel giant Flight Centre Travel Group that manages business travel programs for small- to medium-sized enterprises. Freebird will be offered to Corporate Traveler customers as an opt-in service as part of a reseller partnership.
“Our client strategy has always been driven by unique partnerships across industries and Freebird has a powerful and well-developed offering that we feel will benefit our travelers and provide travel managers another way to help drive a measurable return for their business,” John Morhous, chief strategy officer of Flight Centre Americas Corporate Brands, said.
Ethan Bernstein, co-founder and CEO of Freebird, told BostInno that partnerships through established channels like Corporate Traveler will help the startup reach more travelers and that the corporate travel space will be its primary focus.
“Flight Centre is a leader in travel management and we are excited about this agreement,” he said.
Freebird raised a $3.5 million seed round last year from General Catalyst, Accomplice, Slow Ventures and angel investors.