United Airlines extends Travelport GDS agreement

United Airlines has extended a full content agreement with Travelport for a further two years.

The airline’s published fares and seat inventory, including web fares available on its own site, reservation offices and through third parties, will be available to subscribers of Travelport’s Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan systems into 2013.

Agents will have the option of selling their customers upgrades into United’s Economy Plus seating later this year through Travelport’s travel agency point of sale tools, Apollo Focalpoint, Galileo Desktop and Worldspan GoRes.

The technology supplier plans to integrate these merchandising capabilities into the Travelport Universal Desktop.

The carrier’s distribution and e-commerce managing director Robert McDowell said: “This extension provides United with a cost-effective solution to distribute upgrades to Economy Plus to Travelport subscribers in a flexible, innovative and appropriate manner.”


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