Lufthansa ties up Worldspan deal

Lufthansa and Worldspan have entered into a full content distribution agreement.Through the agreement, full content from
Lufthansa will be distributed across the Worldspan global distribution
system (GDS) to travel agencies, consumer travel Web sites and
corporations worldwide that rely on Worldspan for travel planning and
procurement. Worldspan customers will have real-time access to
Lufthansa’s flight schedules and availability for its publicly available
fares, in accordance with Lufthansa’s previously released distribution
policies applicable to all agency retailers distributing Lufthansa
products.

“With this agreement, Lufthansa and Worldspan have set the stage for a
broader relationship that will allow both parties to grow their
respective businesses.  Not only does our agreement establish a basis
for Lufthansa to take advantage of Worldspan’s distribution reach while
lowering our costs, but Worldspan has provided technology tools to help
lower our overall IT expenditure,” said Josef Bogdanski, senior vice
president Sales Germany and Global Key Accounts. “Worldspan is a
valuable partner that is willing to provide creative solutions to help
us meet our needs.”

“Our full content agreement with Lufthansa underscores Worldspan’s
commitment to remain a leading and cost-efficient source of distribution
for the world’s airlines, and to ensure our customers have comprehensive
content from the world’s leading travel suppliers,” said Kevin Ficco,
vice president - Airline Distribution and Business Development for
Worldspan. 
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