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Galileo International Adds Delta Air Lines

Galileo International, a leading global distribution services (GDS)
company and subsidiary of Cendant Corporation , today announced that Delta
Air Lines has joined the Company`s Preferred Fares Select program,
providing Galileo-connected travel agencies and their customers with
access to all published fares. This includes all published fares Delta
sells through any other GDS, third-party Web sites or their own Web site
and reservation offices. United, Northwest, Continental and US Airways
currently participate in the program, which locks in Galileo`s GDS rates
for three years on all US-originated bookings. Airline participation in
Preferred Fares Select now represents more than 60% of Galileo`s U.S.
bookings. The company expects to continue adding additional carriers to
the program.
“Preferred Fares Select enables Delta to broaden distribution of our
published fares through Galileo, providing greater choice and convenience
to our customers,” said Lee Macenczak, Delta`s senior vice president,
Sales and Distribution. “This also helps us meet another key business
objective to distribute Delta fares at lower costs.”

“This is a win, win scenario for the airlines and our affiliated travel
agents,” said Mitch Gross, executive vice president and managing director
of Galileo Americas Client Services. “The first win—the airlines
broaden their distribution and reduce distribution costs. The second win
—Delta`s participation in Preferred Fares Select also reinforces the
value of the agency channel and provides Galileo-connected agencies with
broad access to all published Delta fares and Web fares, enabling them to
better serve their customers.”
Galileo introduced its Preferred Fares Select program in July to combine
the strengths of its previous Preferred Fares and Momentum programs. The
expanded content will be automatically available to all Galileo U.S.
point-of-sale travel agencies and other subscribers, such as corporations
utilizing Galileo or its affiliate, Travelport.