Worldspan Signs Agreement with Venezuelan Airline

4th Mar 2002

Worldspan, the leading global reservation
system and e-commerce provider for the travel industry, today announced a
first-time agreement with Laser, an important Venezuelan domestic airline, to
provide the carrier with a complete reservation and departure control system.

Worldspan`s end-to-end hosting solution for Laser features capacity
management, reservations management, pricing and ticketing, queues, airport
check-in, support systems, seat assignments, flight operations and command
systems, management data, and system security.
“Winning Laser`s hosting business came against significant competitive
odds, which is testament not only to the superiority of Worldspan technology
but also the progressive spirit of Laser and its management team,” stated
Jesse Liebman, senior vice president and general manager—Worldwide Travel
Supplier Services for Worldspan.  “We are delighted to be selected as Laser`s
technology partner.”

Operating a fleet of Boeing DC-9 aircraft, Laser provides daily passenger
service between the Venezuelan cities of Caracas-Maiquetia, Porlamar,
Maracaibo and Puerto Ordaz.  Today, Laser is the leading airline serving
Venezuela`s popular Margarita Island vacation destination.  The carrier
expects to add weekly service to Aruba before the end of the year, with other
destinations also planned.
“Quality service has always distinguished Laser from the competition,”
said Captain Isnaldo Disavatino, Operational Manager for Laser.  “We are
confident that our new partnership with Worldspan, by providing a
state-of-the-art reservations and departure control system, will expand and
strengthen our ability to deliver top quality service as we pursue our vision
of growth with new domestic and international destinations.”
“Our commitment is and will remain helping Laser achieve greater exposure
and market share through our advanced airline technology,” noted Alex Bonilla,
Venezuela manager for Worldspan, who was instrumental in securing the
agreement.  The airline`s reservations and other systems are expected to be
transitioned to the Worldspan Data Center by June, Bonilla added.

Worldspan leads the industry with a robust portfolio of proven airline
technologies, including Inventory Management, Reservations Management, Flight
Operations, Airport Processing Services, Baggage Tracking, Weather Services,
Automated Reissues, Historical Pricing, Ticketing, Cars and Hotels, Fares and
Pricing, and Worldspan`s landmark Power Product technologies.
In addition to Laser, Worldspan provides hosting and related services for
more than 20 airlines at its global data center in Atlanta.


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(06/01/2002) Worldspan Ups Booking Fees for Airlines

(14/12/2001) Airtours Chooses Worldspan for Europe.

(20/11/2001) British Midland and Virgin Atlantic sign for Worldspan E-Ticketing



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