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Worldspan Announces Expanded Fare Pact with Continental

Worldspan today announced an agreement to
expand Worldspan’s access to Continental Airlines fare data, including all
publicly available fares and those fares available via Continental’s
reservations offices, its Web site at , and third-party
Web sites. The multi-year agreement provides all inventory and fare
content, including Web fares, to Worldspan’s traditional and online travel
agency retailers in the United States.
“Worldspan continues to take significant steps to provide Worldspan
agencies with a full range of fares while enhancing value for our airline
customers. Worldspan recognizes that Continental needs to reduce its
distribution costs and this agreement achieves this goal,” commented Mike
Parks, senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide Travel
Distribution for Worldspan. “At the same time, we are focused on our
ongoing commitment to bringing complete product content to Worldspan
travel agencies and their clients.”

“Today’s announcement represents a major achievement in expanding access
to Continental’s full range of fares to Worldspan’s important agency
customer base,” said Continental Airlines’ Vice President of Marketing and
Distribution Mark Bergsrud. “This agreement builds on our ongoing
relationship with Worldspan, expands fare access for Worldspan’s
traditional and online travel agencies and their customers, and supports
Continental’s efforts to reduce distribution costs.”

Worldspan is a leader in travel technology services for travel suppliers,
travel agencies, e-commerce sites and corporations worldwide. Utilizing
some of the fastest, most flexible and efficient networks and computing
technologies, Worldspan provides comprehensive electronic data services
linking approximately 800 travel suppliers around the world to a global
customer base. Worldspan offers industry-leading Fares and Pricing
technology such as Worldspan e-Pricing(R), hosting solutions, and
customized travel products. Worldspan enables travel suppliers,
distributors and corporations to reduce costs and increase productivity
with technology like Worldspan Go!(R) and Worldspan Trip Manager(R).
Worldspan is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information is
available at .