Southwest-Travelport deal could change ticket distribution model

05/12/2009 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

In 2007, Southwest Airlines struck a deal with Travelport to try to boost its market share. Rather than paying an agency or GDS to distribute its tickets, Southwest allows Travelport to charge travel agencies a fee for each Southwest flight they book. Now other airlines are watching the Southwest-Travelport in hopes they can shift the cost of distributing tickets.

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