Travelport has signed a new long-term, global
full content agreement with British Airways.
The new agreement will see all of British
Airways’ published fares and inventory made available to Galileo
and Worldspan-connected travel agents worldwide until April 2013.
In the UK and Ireland, the opt-in levels that were established by
Travelport in March 2007, remain unchanged.
John Mornement, Head of Selling and Distribution
for British Airways, said, "We have worked hard with Travelport to
come to an agreement that will both reduce our distribution costs
and ensure that agents continue to have access to our full
published content, including our lowest fares, through Galileo and
Matthew Hall, Vice President, Supplier Business
Development for Travelport’s GDS business in Europe, Middle East
and Africa, added "We have a strong track record of reaching full
content agreements with flag carriers across the globe and this
deal with BA is further testament to our ability to reach
sustainable deals that clearly demonstrate the long term viability
and importance of the agency channel. I am delighted that we have
struck a deal that is mutually beneficial for both parties and
offers great value to travel agents."
Travelport and British Airways will also work
together in the coming months on providing Galileo and Worldspan-connected
travel agents with the ability to book extras such as seating
through the GDS.
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