Flybe inks deal with Galileo

Flybe has announced a three-year, full
content agreement with Galileo.The agreement will see Flybe’s published fares and
inventory made available to all users of the Galileo GDS system including
Galileo-connected travel agencies, corporate customers and Travelport online
agencies booking through Galileo.

Travel agents will benefit from the deal as it means they will continue to have
access to Flybe’s lowest fares and avoid having to book through the Flybe website.
The GDS system is an easy and accessible means for them to purchase tickets and also
allows them to produce their own tickets and pay via BSP (Billing Settlements Plan).

The deal comes as Flybe continues its aggressive expansion policy across Europe with
the recent announcement of new bases in Germany and Holland. The Flybe Winter
Schedule, announced recently, saw the launch of 13 new destinations in the UK and
Europe, further consolidating Flybe as the UK’s leading regional airline.

Stephen Hobday, Head of Sales, Flybe, said: “We are delighted to have reached this
agreement which will ensure our full content is available to Galileo-connected
agencies. Flybe is the only low cost airline to support GDS and the travel trade in
this way. The agency distribution channel is important to us and our agreement with
Galileo enables us to continue to serve this channel with the highest level of
content, while allowing us to achieve our business goals.”

Matthew Hall, Vice President Airline Business Development at Travelport, said:
“Being able to deliver low cost carrier content alongside traditional airline
content is a key requirement for travel agencies to compete in today’s market place.
We are determined to work with all our airline partners to secure content while at
the same time enabling those airline partners to reach their distribution and
revenue objectives.”


So far in 2006, Galileo has announced full content agreements with airlines
including Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Air France, clearly positioning
Galileo as a key partner to all its customers.