joins CASMA

24th May 2006 is becoming an associate member of the Computerized Airline Sales & Marketing Association (CASMA).
As the only non-profit global airline sales and marketing organization, CASMA is dedicated to providing a forum where airlines, distribution partners, internet providers and technology service companies can work together to optimize airline distribution. With over 100 member airlines, CASMA convenes two conferences each year. is a sponsor of this year’s October conference in Shanghai, where more than 60 airlines will be represented.

According to Vice-Chairman and Head of International Hugo Burge “Our invitation by the CASMA board to join the organization is a confirmation of’s industry recognition as a leading travel search website in the U.S. market. He added “We are thrilled to be part of this influential industry association and contribute to collective thought about travel distribution.”

CASMA President Kim Giese remarked “CASMA is very excited to add Cheapflights as its newest member.  Cheapflights is a perfect fit for our organization as they have emerged as a leader among travel search companies originating in the UK and now tackling the US market.  Travel search is a growing partner in travel distribution and CASMA is looking forward to learning more about our newest member during our 2006 Annual Conference in Shanghai, October 16-20.”  She added “CASMA is only as strong as the total membership.  The addition of Cheapflights adds more depth and international expertise to the overall organization making this a perfect match.” is the only U.K. owned travel dotcom to successfully launch in the U.S. market. In the space of only three years, it has reached the rank of #13 in the Hitwise travel agent website category. Boston based is backed by an expert team of seasoned travel professionals, resulting is a flight search site that is easy to navigate, with a wide selection of deals and links to a multitude of suppliers from major airlines and online travel agencies, to smaller destination specialists and low cost carriers.


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