Aeroméxico and Mexicana Airlines have both finalised a new multi-year agreement with global travel technology leader Worldspan, L.P. Under the new full content distribution agreement, Aeroméxico and Mexicana will distribute their complete portfolio of published flights, schedules, availability and fares, including Web-based fares, to travel retailers and corporations worldwide that rely on the Worldspan global distribution system (GDS) for travel planning and procurement.
The renewed technology partnerships coincide with Worldspan’s 15th year in business in Mexico as a leading GDS provider and preferred technology partner among the market’s airlines and travel agencies. Through the agreement, Worldspan will continue to support Mexicana Airlines and Aeroméxico’s use of several industry-leading Worldspan airline IT solutions.
“Worldspan’s expertise, GDS performance and airline-driven solutions have helped Aeroméxico produce high yields and lower costs for many years,” said José Manuel D’az de Rivera, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Aeroméxico. “We have strong, loyal ties with travel buyers regionally and worldwide through Worldspan and we will continue to rely on Worldspan’s proficiency as our technology requirements evolve.”
“Worldspan and its airline staff continually enrich the value we derive from this partnership, making our new agreement a much-anticipated and welcome progression for Mexicana,” said Sergio Allard, chief sales and marketing officer for Mexicana. “Through Worldspan, we have timely access to innovative airline technologies, prompt response to our service needs and superior global visibility through a leading GDS.”
“We’re pleased to reaffirm our commitment to Mexico’s leading airline and largest international carrier as we mark 15 years of service to Mexico’s travel market,” said Kevin Ficco, vice president - Airline Distribution and Business Development for Worldspan. “This new agreement ensures Worldspan will continue to provide complete, long-term access to Aeroméxico and Mexicana Airlines’ content for our subscribers throughout the world.”
Aeroméxico is a Worldspan Airline Source® participating carrier, the highest level of connectivity for airlines in distributing their products and services worldwide through the Worldspan GDS. Airline Source benefits the airline, travel agencies and online travel buyers by establishing a live connection to Aeroméxico’s internal reservations system for last-seat availability, up-to-the-minute pricing, live seat maps, instant bookings and confirmations, and industry-leading e-ticketing capabilities.
Worldspan Rapid Reprice® will continue to serve both Aeroméxico and Mexicana Airlines as the global travel industry’s foremost solution for repricing airline tickets when traveller itineraries change. Aeroméxico is also a user of Worldspan Ticket to Confirm technology, a leading inventory protection solution that automatically returns unticketed inventory to an airline’s system when bookings are not ticketed by the date and time specified in an airline’s fare rule.
A significant force in the Mexico travel market, Worldspan was the first GDS to commence operations in the market. It is also a leading GDS throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, providing travel agencies with up-to-the-minute schedules, availability and fares for hundreds of domestic and international carriers via Worldspan Go!® As the travel industry’s first fully browser-based, Web-enabled desktop system for travel agencies, Go! offers shopping and booking capabilities for all travel suppliers and leading tools for total travel management.
Worldspan has also been nominated this year for a
World Travel Award as World’s Leading CRS/ GDS System.