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Galileo, AA sign five year pact

Galileo International is signing a five-year, full content agreement with American Airlines. Through the agreement, all of American’s published fares and inventory will be available to all users of the Galileo GDS system including Galileo-connected travel agencies, corporate customers and Travelport online agencies booking through Galileo. The agreement establishes Galileo as a competitive distribution channel for American Airlines ticket sales.  Galileo previously this year announced long-term full content deals with US Airways, United, Delta and Continental.
“Ensuring continued access to full airline content is critical to our Galileo travel agency customers and this long-term enterprise agreement with American Airlines is an important milestone in achieving that objective,” said Kurt Ekert, senior vice president, Supplier Services for Travelport.  “Our travel agents, corporate travelers and consumers can be assured of continuing to get the fares, convenience and service they are used to receiving.”

“Establishing a competitive distribution agreement with Galileo helps us meet key business objectives to broaden the distribution of American Airlines’ fares at lower costs,” said David Cush, senior vice president, Global Sales for American Airlines.  “With its broad travel agency subscriber base both offline and online, Galileo offers competitive channels to providing a cost-effective and comprehensive distribution platform over the long-term.”