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Delta selling premium seats through Travelport

Delta Air Lines and Travelport have reached a deal that will see Delta’s premium economy product, Economy Comfort, sold through Travelport’s global distribution system. The new agreement will create Economy Comfort booking access later this year for travel agents who use Galileo, Worldspan or Apollo. Wayne Aaron, vice president — marketing programs and distribution strategy at Delta, explained that “Customers today can purchase Economy Comfort directly with Delta at delta.com, through a reservations agent or at the airport via a kiosk or ticket agent. Partnering with Travelport broadens the availability of this popular product to Travelport-affiliated travel agents. We are always willing to work with partners like Travelport who bring value to the distribution chain and can deliver our product on a cost-effective basis.” Delta’s agreement with Travelport is its largest ancillary service partnership to date and enables Travelport to integrate these merchandising capabilities into the standard travel agency desktop. Derek Sharp, Travelport’s president for the Americas, said: “This agreement with Delta Air Lines underscores that Travelport is ready, willing and able to deliver technology to merchandise ancillary products and services through the travel agency channel to provide travellers with additional options and added convenience.” Go to http://www.travelport.com or visit http://www.delta.com for more.

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