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Galileo signs six e-ticketable carriers

Galileo, a leading global distribution system
(GDS) and a subsidiary of Travelport Inc., has signed up Aerosvit-Ukranian
Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, El Al, Kingfisher, China Airlines and Royal Air
Maroc as new e-ticketable carriers on the GDS, taking the total to 80.  By
January 2007, IATA will require 70% of all tickets to be electronic. Galileo
is currently ahead of this target with more than 80% of tickets issued so
far this year being e-tickets.

Aerosvit, Air Tahiti Nui, El Al, Royal Air Maroc and China Airlines were
joined on the Galileo system by Kingfisher, as the carrier completed
electronic ticketing activation this week.


Galileo’s e-ticketing is not limited to point to point journeys.  Complex
itineraries, across multiple destinations can be e-ticketed.



“Galileo is giving agents 80 great reasons to make airline reservations via
the GDS with the addition of Aerosvit Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, El Al, Royal
Air Maroc, China Airlines and Kingfisher as activated e-ticketable
carriers,” says Patrick Lukan, Country Manager UK, Galileo.


“We are well on schedule to help meet IATA’s objective to achieve 100%
implementation of e-ticketing worldwide by January 2008. E-ticketing has to
be the choice for agencies seeking an efficient mechanism for making or
amending bookings.  There is also a financial benefit with agents and their
customers making savings on tickets by avoiding paper ticket charges.  Our
customers tell us that they want the choice of using e-tickets and I am
pleased to say that we are delivering on this requirement and once again
Galileo is a market leader in this area.”