Lufthansa signs booking deal with Travelport

Lufthansa, SWISS and Travelport GDS have signed a long-term, full content agreement which will run until the end of 2011 and give all travel agencies worldwide that make bookings via GDS Galileo and Worldspan access to all Lufthansa and SWISS published fares and inventory.In addition, all the participating travel agencies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein that subscribe to Galileo and Worldspan will be able to book Preferred Fares with Lufthansa and SWISS without the imposition of any surcharge.

Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines said, “The commercial terms of this new agreement allow us to offer participating travel agencies all of our fares without applying additional Preferred Fare fees until the end of 2011. This will give all travel agencies using Galileo or Worldspan long term peace of mind.”

Bryan Conway, Travelport GDS Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil added, “We are delighted to have signed such ground-breaking agreements with Lufthansa and SWISS and to be able to guarantee surcharge-free booking for all of our travel agency customers for over three years.”