Galileo is the first GDS to secure full content with all seven U.S. network carriers. These deals assure that the same fares shown by these carriers on their websites will be secured for on-line and off-line travel agencies using the Galileo system in the USA. All of these agreements have terms of at least five years.
Galileo already has similar deals in place with carriers such as British Airways, Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and Qantas and with FlyBE, one of over 50 Low Cost Carriers around the globe that participate directly in the Galileo system. Other participants include JetBlue Airways, Air Tran, Spirit Airlines and Air Arabia. Air content from AirAsia and SpiceJet is also brought to agents via the innovative Galileo Flight Integrator solution.
“As a leading travel company we know how critical it is for travel agents to have access to all content in one place,” said Jason Clarke, Managing Director, Galileo UK. “We are focused on reaching agreements with airlines that address their distribution objectives and at the same time enable our travel agency partners to offer their customers the very best fares. Full content gives all parties involved in travel distribution security and sustainability in their business models going forward, whether they are GDSs, airlines or travel agencies. This is well-illustrated by the longevity of the deals we have entered into with the US majors.”