Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, operating both the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, today announces details of a new global full content agreement with Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. The new multi-year agreement secures access to the airline’s full range of published fares and inventory for all Travelport-connected travel agents, corporate customers and online agencies worldwide booking through Galileo and Worldspan, with immediate effect.
The new agreement also includes a common framework to provide enhanced Copa Airlines functionality to Travelport’s travel agents, such as the addition of merchandising services, providing Copa Airlines with the ability to sell ancillary services through Travelport point of sale platforms.
Copa Airlines will also subscribe to Travelport Sponsored Flights Advertising™, an advertising tool which enables carriers to place flights in a separate area above the neutral display on the travel agent’s availability results screen for optimum visibility. This industry first solution can promote new destinations or expanded service on existing routes, highlight reduced or promotional fares and offer alternative airport choices.
“Through this partnership, we are delighted to provide our customers with full access to Copa fares and inventory through our Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan distribution channels,” said Dan Westbrook, vice president, Supplier Services, Travelport. “As a global marketplace for 67,000 travel agencies worldwide, Travelport is committed to providing full content for our customers and providing cost-effective and value-added distribution and marketing services to all of our airline partners.”
“As a leader in Latin American aviation, Copa Airlines recognizes the high-yield value of Travelport’s distribution channels, its strong global footprint and key online travel customers,” said Joe Mohan, Vice President Commercial and Planning, Copa Airlines. “We are especially pleased to provide Travelport subscribers with access to our full content given the company’s ongoing expansion in Latin America.”