Northwest completes five-year Worldspan deal

Worldspan and Northwest Airlines have signed a new five-year content distribution
agreement designating Worldspan as a preferred distribution channel.In conjunction with the agreement, Worldspan has developed two new
optional products to introduce into the marketplace. Through this new
agreement, agencies will have the opportunity to access Northwest Airlines’
comprehensive published fares and seat inventory. This includes all
published fares that the airline sells through its website,, any
third party website or other distribution system, as well as private fares,
where applicable. This new agreement is expected to be implemented in the
coming months. In the near future, Worldspan will communicate details of
the optional products that it is planning to introduce in the marketplace.
  “Northwest’s agreement with Worldspan advances our strategies of making
our product available as widely as possible, while achieving competitive
economics for Northwest,” said Al Lenza, vice president of distribution and
e-commerce at Northwest. “We are pleased that this long-term agreement will
make Worldspan one of our preferred electronic distribution providers.”
  “We are delighted to partner with Northwest Airlines in distributing
their products and services to our valued subscribers,” said Rakesh
Gangwal, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Worldspan.
“This agreement, and those we have reached with a growing number of key
airlines worldwide, underscores our commitment to ensure all of our
customers have the products and services they require to grow and succeed
in the years to come.”