Galileo Reaches Agreement for Participation of Virgin Blue

Galileo International
today announced it has reached agreement for the participation of Australiaå‘s leading low-fare airline Virgin Blue. 

Caption: Janie Kaung
, executive vice president and managing director of Galileo’s Asia Pacific region

Galileo provides a simplified level of distribution to low-fare airlines like Virgin Blue that have no need for complex functionality to support their streamlined business models. At the same time, Galileo-connected travel agents get a much faster booking method than they would by going to the airline Web site and booking online. With the addition of Virgin Blue, Galileo now provides distribution for more low-cost carriers than any other GDS.

“Galileo has developed technology and commercial options to address the distribution strategies of the low-cost carriers and we are delighted at the prospect of working with Virgin Blue in this regard,” said Janie Kaung
, executive vice president and managing director of Galileo’s Asia Pacific region.

“Our distribution will perfectly complement Virgin Blue’s low-fare, high-quality business model, allowing them to compete effectively in the key corporate market and expanding their distribution internationally. Virgin Blue’s decision to distribute via Galileo follows the decision by Virgin Express in Europe to join Galileo at the end of 2000 and we are delighted to have this chance to work with Virgin in the Australian market. We are currently working with Virgin Blue’s technical teams to enable implementation as quickly as possible,” added Kaung.

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