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Worldspan Reports Changes in Expedia Business

Worldspan, L.P. announced today that it
has been informed by Expedia that they need to diversify their GDS
relationships beyond using a single provider to process substantially all
of their global distribution system (GDS) transactions. As a result,
Expedia has indicated that they will move a portion of their transactions
to another GDS provider. We believe that this change will not have a
material impact on our 2004 cash flow from operations.
“While disappointed with Expedia’s strategic decision we are respectful of
their desire to diversify service providers,” said Rakesh Gangwal,
Worldspan’s chairman, president and CEO. “Expedia has been and will
continue to be a valued, long-term customer and partner, and we will
continue to provide them with the same world-class, superior service that
they have always enjoyed from Worldspan.”