Orbitz for Business Enhances Corporate Travel Service with Addition of Southwest Airlines Content
Growth of corporate travel brand goal for Orbitz Worldwide
CHICAGO, IL .-Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com), a leading online corporate travel agency serving more than one million business travelers, today announced it has added low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines to its corporate booking tool.
Orbitz for Business is a brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW).
“Southwest Airlines content is a timely enhancement to our corporate travel brand and another choice for increasingly value-conscious business travelers,” said Dean Sivley, COO and senior vice president, Orbitz for Business. “The first quarter of 2008 was Orbitz for Business’ best quarter ever for new business wins, and access to inventory like Southwest Airlines will only help Orbitz Worldwide continue to grow its corporate business"
Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines serves 64 cities in 32 states, including Chicago (Midway), Las Vegas, Phoenix, Baltimore (BWI), Oakland, Houston (Hobby), Dallas (Love Field), Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Diego and many others. It is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of number of domestic passengers carried per year.
“As an extension of our original agreement with Travelport, we continue to provide professional travel managers and travel management companies with even more options for choosing Southwest’s legendary Customer Service, low fares, and frequent flights,” said Brad Newcomb, Southwest’s Senior Director of Sales and Distribution.
Southwest Airlines joins a list of more than 400 airlines whose content is available through Orbitz for Business and other Orbitz Worldwide sites. Orbitz for Business also offers inventory at more than 80,000 hotel properties and 13 rental car companies.
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