Sidestep to partner OAG with search and booking tool

Flight information website OAG will use Sidestep facilities to provide search and booking facilities on its website following the signing of an exclusive partnership deal.

The Sidestep travel search engine will integrate fare search and booking tools into the timetable provider’s site, which provides flight information to a string of airport websites.

The deal with the London-based OAG is another significant move in Sidestep’s growth outside of Europe, where it launched its travel search engine in September 2006.

Sidestep signed a partnership with UK mobile phone operator Orange late last year to power travel search facilities on its customer website.

Kevin Eyres, SideStep Europe managing director, said: “SideStep’s innovative real-time search technology further enhances OAG’s current travel services by providing its timetable customers with the most comprehensive travel search on the web.”

OAG Europe managing director Duncan Alexander added: “Our partnership with SideStep offers tangible benefits to our airport customers around the world.

“We now can offer airports the ability to extend their online offering and we expect most will want this option on their web sites.”

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