Galileo Offers New Airline Content on Galileo Low Cost Air
HONG KONG, 31 August 2007, — Galileo, a leading global distribution system (GDS) and subsidiary of Travelport, has announced that Galileo Low Cost Air, the tool which enables Australian travel agents to search and compare low cost carrier fares outside Galileo’s core Global Distribution System (GDS) with fares from airlines participating in the GDS, has expanded its search capability. By adding a number of additional low cost carriers, including AirAsia, Galileo-connected travel agents in the Pacific region can now offer their customers a wider choice of fares to Asia.
Galileo Low Cost Air saves the user time and effort by negating the need to access each low cost carrier’s website to search for air fares to compare with GDS fares. Displaying all search results on a single screen for easy comparison, the low cost fare tool also offers complete fare transparency by including all pre-payable taxes, surcharges, and credit card fees.
“By expanding the search capability to include low cost carriers such as AirAsia, we are able to offer even richer content to our agents and their customers, “said Galileo’s Director, Airline Services, Asia, Ms Hui-wan Chua. “Galileo Low Cost Air provides travel agents with a highly time-efficient, easy to use system while also offering today’s low cost carriers with valuable distribution to the travel trade.”
Galileo Low Cost Air was first launched in Australia in March 2006 to eliminate the need for agents to access individual low cost carrier websites when comparing web fares with the GDS. Since then, it has been enhanced to encompass low cost carriers from Europe, South Africa and now Asia to bring even richer content to the travel agent.
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Travelport was formerly known as Cendant Travel Distribution Services (TDS).
Galileo is a global technology leader. Its core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the travel industry through its computerized reservation systems, leading-edge products and innovative, Internet-based solutions. Galileo is a value-added aggregator of travel inventory dedicated to supporting its travel supplier, agency and corporate customers and, through them, expanding traveler choice. Galileo, www.galileo.com, headquartered in Langley, UK, is a Travelport brand. Travelport is one of the largest and most geographically diverse travel companies, dedicated to creating the exceptional travel experiences the world demands.
Travelport operates one of the world’s largest global distribution systems, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands. In addition, it is a provider of wholesale travel content through its brand GTA, and also owns a controlling interest in Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company. With 2006 revenues of $2.6 billion, Travelport has approximately 7,500 employees and operates in 145 countries. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group of New York, Technology Crossover Ventures of Palo Alto, California and One Equity Partners of New York.
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