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Travelport GDS Selects OAG as its Long Term Partner for Airline Data Supply

Dépèche transmise le 18 décembre 2009 par PRNewswire

LONDON, December 18 /PRNewswire/ -- OAG, the industry's most accurate single source of airline information, announced today that it has signed a long term contract to provide its consolidated global airline schedule and minimum connect time (MCT) data to Travelport, one of the world's leading providers of global distribution systems (GDS). This extends and enhances the established partnership between OAG and Travelport.

Travelport's Galileo and Worldspan GDS platforms will continue to have full access to OAG data under the terms of the licensing agreement. The information will be used by the GDS provider's network of customers across the globe including on and offline travel agencies, corporations and travel suppliers. OAG will also provide regular feeds of reference information along with a special data file tailored specifically for Travelport's Business Intelligence Suite.

"Our mission is to be the world's leading provider of informed travel choice and having access to the trusted and flexible data services that OAG provides is critical to our customers. We are therefore delighted to have concluded this new long term agreement and look forward to working closely with the OAG team over the coming months to ensure we achieve our goals in this area," said Daniel Cox, Director Sourcing of Travelport.

"OAG is proud of its track record of supplying Galileo and Worldspan with airline schedules data and related content continuously since their inception," said Brendan Hickman, Chief Commercial Officer for OAG. "We are honored that Travelport continues to place its trust in OAG for data quality and reliability, and look forward to an even closer working relationship in support of Travelport's evolving distribution strategies."

Hickman continued, "Our investment in leading edge technologies and the unequalled knowledge and expertise of our people put us at the vanguard of database management. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of excellence to retain our leadership position in aviation data and services."

OAG already has a separate agreement to supply data to online travel company Orbitz Worldwide, which is part-owned by Travelport.

About OAG

OAG provides the industry's most accurate single source for airline information, with essential aviation workflow data and analytics sourced from its comprehensive proprietary airline schedules, fleet and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) databases. OAG is a leading brand of UBM Aviation, a global data and information business for the air transport industry. UBM Aviation serves the passenger aviation, air cargo logistics, MRO and business travel communities with information products, market intelligence, news and events. It brings together buyers and sellers of air travel and transport, enabling the world's airlines, their customers and suppliers, to do business successfully. UBM Aviation operates from offices in the UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, China and The Netherlands. It is a division of United Business Media Limited which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L). For more information, go to

About Travelport

Travelport is one of the world's largest travel conglomerates offering broad based business services to companies operating in the global travel industry. Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands; GTA, a leading global, multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services; IT Services and Software, which hosts mission critical applications and provides business and data analysis solutions for major airlines. With 2008 revenues of US$2.5 billion, Travelport operates in 160 countries and has over 5,500 employees. Travelport also owns approximately 48% of Orbitz Worldwide , a leading global online travel company. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group, One Equity Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Travelport management. More information about Travelport GDS is available at

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