Worldspan inks five year Alaska deal

Worldspan has announced it has signed a new five-year
distribution agreement with Alaska Airlines.The agreement establishes
Worldspan’s Super Access Product as a preferred distribution program for
the airline. Through the agreement, Worldspan customers globally have
access to real-time availability, inventory, fares and e-ticketing
capabilities for Alaska Airlines. The airline is also advancing its
participation in the Worldspan GDS with Worldspan Airline Source, the
highest connectivity level for airlines in Worldspan.
  Worldspan travel agencies and corporate customers worldwide, including
business travelers who book trips online through Worldspan Trip Manager
XE and all Worldspan-connected travel Web sites, have access to all of
the carrier’s published fares and related inventory. This includes all
content offered through other GDSs and distribution channels, Web fares
offered at alaskaair.com and third-party Web sites, and private fares where
applicable.
  “We have enjoyed a strong relationship with Worldspan’s customers for
many years and are pleased to extend and strengthen our partnership,”
stated Steve Jarvis, vice president of Sales and Customer Experience for
Alaska Airlines. “Our new agreement makes Alaska Airlines a stronger, more
efficient partner in travel for all Worldspan customers.”
  “Worldspan welcomes the opportunity to build on our relationship with
Alaska Airlines,” said Kevin Ficco, Worldspan vice president - Airline
Distribution and Business Development. “Alaska Airlines is a valued partner
and our global distribution services continue to help them connect with
their customers.”
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