Alitalia renews full content agreement with Travelport
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Alitalia, Italy’s leading airline, have today jointly announced the renewal of their global, full content agreement for Galileo and Worldspan-connected travel agencies worldwide.
The new multi-year deal ensures that all travel agents connected to Travelport’s GDS platforms are guaranteed access to the full fares and inventory of Alitalia, including its online fares.
“As one of Europe’s leading airlines, Alitalia is an important and longstanding partner for Travelport and we are delighted to have secured their full content for all our travel agency users worldwide”, said Robin Ranken, Travelport’s Head of Supplier for Europe.
Marco Sansavini, Alitalia’s Executive Vice President Sales, Distribution and Customer Care said: “The extensive distribution network that Travelport offers through its Galileo and Worldspan platforms, and the fact that they are the GDS of choice amongst travel agents in Italy, gives us very valuable access to the travel industry and strengthens our cooperation with the travel agency network which is an essential part of our distributing strategy.”
Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana is Italy’s leading airline, serving 23.4 million passengers (in 2010) with its 149 aircraft operating fleet across a network of 92 destinations (2011 summer season). The Alitalia network is based at 7 airports: Rome, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Turin, Venice, Naples and Catania. Alitalia is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and in 2010 the Company joined the airline industry’s leading trans-Atlantic Joint Venture with Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines.
Travelport is the technology company that makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better for everyone. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The Company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.
Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The Company also provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.