JetBlue Air returns to GDS

JetBlue Airways is signing five-year, full content enterprise agreements with Galilleo International and Sabre.Through the agreements, all of JetBlue’s published fares and inventory will be available to all Galileo-connected travel agencies and corporations in North America as well as subscribers of the Sabre global distribution system (GDS), including published fares that the airline sells through any third-party and through its own Web site and reservation offices.

“Through this partnership, we are delighted to provide our customers with full access to JetBlue Airways’ fares and inventory through our Galileo distribution channels,” said Jason Clarke, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Galileo. “As a global marketplace for 52,000 travel agencies worldwide, Travelport is committed to providing full content for our Galileo-connected customers and providing cost-effective and value-added distribution to all suppliers.”

“JetBlue recognizes the high-yield value of Travelport’s distribution channels and we are pleased to provide our key travel agent partners who are also Galileo subscribers with access to our full content,” said Noreen Courtney-Wilds, Director, Sales, JetBlue Airways. “This new agreement allows us to add good incremental business and reach people who otherwise would not have an opportunity to book JetBlue.”

“We are pleased to once again offer JetBlue products and services to travelers through the Sabre GDS,” said Hugh Jones, chief operating officer, Sabre Travel Network. “This is another opportunity to leverage Sabre’s efficient travel marketplace to help JetBlue market and sell its products.”

“At JetBlue we recognize the value of the GDS channel and we are happy to be able to offer our full content to agency and corporate customers who are Sabre subscribers,” said Noreen Courtney-Wilds, director of sales and distribution, JetBlue Airways.