Worldspan and Delta Air Lines have completed a new long-term distribution agreement, affirming Worldspan’s Super Access Product as a preferred distribution program for the airline through June 2013. The agreement provides for the distribution of Delta’s products and services, including fares and inventory from the Delta Shuttle® and Delta Connection® brands, through the Worldspan global distribution system (GDS).
As part of the agreement, Delta will participate in all of Worldspan’s distribution products for travel agency and corporate customers in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Worldspan subscribers in those regions will have the opportunity to access all of Delta’s published fares and related inventory, including those offered through other GDSs and distributors, Web fares offered at delta.com and third-party Web sites and private fares where applicable.
The new distribution agreement serves travel buyers throughout Worldspan’s distribution network, including travel agency and corporate customers, business travelers who book trips online using Worldspan Trip Manager XE® and all Worldspan-connected travel Web sites.
“Our relationship with Worldspan supports Delta’s growth and expansion, and our efforts to manage and reduce distribution costs,” said Lee Macenczak, Delta’s executive vice president of Sales and Customer Service. “We appreciate the competitive rates and products Worldspan continues to deliver in serving our customers globally.”
“Delta Air Lines is a longstanding distribution partner that shares our commitment to enhancing the value of the distribution chain,” said Rakesh Gangwal, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Worldspan. “We’re pleased to secure this new agreement and to ensure our subscribers have access to Delta’s products and services in the years to come.”