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TMCNet:  Alaska Airlines Signs Full Content Agreement with Travelport

[November 27, 2012]

Alaska Airlines Signs Full Content Agreement with Travelport

Nov 27, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Alaska Airlines, ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study SM for five consecutive years since 2008, today announce a new global full content agreement. The new multi-year deal will provide Travelport-connected travel agencies worldwide with full access to Alaska Airlines published fares, seat availability and schedules.


"Through this partnership, we are pleased to provide our customers with full access to Alaska Airlines fares and inventory through our Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan distribution channels," said Dan Westbrook, vice president, Supplier Services, Travelport. "As a global marketplace, we bring Alaska Airlines together with over 67,000 online and offline travel agency locations, which in turn serve millions of end consumers globally. Travelport is committed to providing full content for our agency customers and cost-effective and value-added distribution to all of our supplier partners." "Travelport is an important commercial partner for Alaska Airlines. We're pleased that Travelport agents worldwide will continue to have full access to our published fares and inventory," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of Marketing." About Travelport Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.

With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and 2011 net revenue of $2.0 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution systems (GDS) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands and its Airline IT Solutions business.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately owned company.

About Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study SM for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012.

Media Contacts Jill Brenner Senior Director Corporate Communications, The Americas Travelport Phone: 1.973.939.1325 ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com.

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