Travelport GDS announces new agreement with TravelSky

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Travelport GDS, one of the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) providers, today announced the signing of a new agreement with TravelSky, the only GDS licensed in China to make reservations for Chinese domiciled airlines, to provide its 6,500 travel agents in China with greater global connectivity. Under the terms of the agreement, TravelSky will implement Travelport’s Reservation Sales Solution (RSS) allowing its travel agents to seamlessly access, make reservations and issue e-tickets on a wide range of global airlines in real-time via Travelport’s Galileo GDS.

The first phase of the implementation took place successfully in May enabling more than 200 Galileo-linked airlines to issue interline e-tickets with the leading Chinese airlines for which TravelSky provides reservations systems. This was in line with IATA’s mandate to achieve 100% e-ticketing by June 1, 2008. Phase two of the project is scheduled for completion by the end of this year and will provide enhanced functionality such as interactive seat maps and reservations to TravelSky travel agents.

“We are extremely pleased to have signed this new agreement with TravelSky, further strengthening our relationship with this important player in the Chinese travel industry,” said Brad Holman, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Travelport GDS. “The provision of Travelport technology and innovative solutions are enabling us to assist TravelSky in the delivery of a world class distribution platform. This in turn enables TravelSky to deliver significant service enhancements to both Chinese travel agencies and to international airlines seeking to sell their products in the rapidly growing Chinese outbound market.”

“We look forward to the full implementation of the Travelport RSS which will not only offer enriched content and greater connectivity to our travel agents, but will also allow us to perform interline e-ticketing functions for non-BSP carriers, significantly enhancing overall operational efficiencies for TravelSky travel agents,” said Huang Peng, Chief Marketing Officer of TravelSky.

Travelport’s Galileo RSS is a practical solution for airlines requiring extended connectivity with other carriers, and is particularly useful for setting up and executing interline agreements between carriers using electronic ticketing. With Galileo RSS, such connections can be done rapidly and at a fraction of the cost of the airline having to set up individual links with each carrier it wishes to exchange passengers with. Galileo RSS enables airline customers to access, book and ticket the services of any of the 500 airlines available in real-time through Travelport’s Galileo GDS with whom they do business using just one interface and connection.

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About Travelport GDS
Travelport GDS is one of the world’s largest global distribution system (GDS) providers operating both the Galileo and the Worldspan brands, providing real-time travel information and booking capabilities to online and offline travel agencies in over 145 countries. It also operates Business Intelligence which provides marketing and other critical data to the industry, and includes its Shepherd Systems subsidiary; and IT Services & Software, which offers mission critical reservations, related software and services management to the world’s leading airlines. Travelport GDS is a convergence of traditional and online travel distribution services that empower airlines, travel suppliers, travel agencies, Web sites and corporations to provide informed choice to travelers on a global platform. Travelport GDS is a division of Travelport, one of the world’s largest service providers to the travel industry. More information is available at www.travelportgds.com.

About TravelSky
TravelSky Technology Limited (the “Company” or, including its subsidiaries, the “Group”) as a member enterprise of China TravelSky Holding Company (the “Holding Company”) is the leading provider of information technology solutions for China’s air travel and tourism industries. The Company has been devoted to developing leading edge applications and services that address the needs of a wide range of industry participants – ranging from airlines, airports and air travel suppliers to travel agencies, corporate travel consumers, air travel consumers and cargo shippers – to conduct electronic transactions and manage travel-related information.

For More Information
Michelle Larmer Double Edge PR +61 2 9957 1352 michelle@doubleedge.com.au

Fiona Ross Regional Marketing Manager, Travelport GDS +61 2 9391 4034
fiona.ross@travelport.com

Providing travel agents in China with greater access to global airline content

Hong Kong, 23 July 2008 — Travelport GDS, one of the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) providers, today announced the signing of a new agreement with TravelSky, the only GDS licensed in China to make reservations for Chinese domiciled airlines, to provide its 6,500 travel agents in China with greater global connectivity. Under the terms of the agreement, TravelSky will implement Travelport’s Reservation Sales Solution (RSS) allowing its travel agents to seamlessly access, make reservations and issue e-tickets on a wide range of global airlines in real-time via Travelport’s Galileo GDS.

The first phase of the implementation took place successfully in May enabling more than 200 Galileo-linked airlines to issue interline e-tickets with the leading Chinese airlines for which TravelSky provides reservations systems. This was in line with IATA’s mandate to achieve 100% e-ticketing by June 1, 2008. Phase two of the project is scheduled for completion by the end of this year and will provide enhanced functionality such as interactive seat maps and reservations to TravelSky travel agents.

“We are extremely pleased to have signed this new agreement with TravelSky, further strengthening our relationship with this important player in the Chinese travel industry,” said Brad Holman, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Travelport GDS. “The provision of Travelport technology and innovative solutions are enabling us to assist TravelSky in the delivery of a world class distribution platform. This in turn enables TravelSky to deliver significant service enhancements to both Chinese travel agencies and to international airlines seeking to sell their products in the rapidly growing Chinese outbound market.”

“We look forward to the full implementation of the Travelport RSS which will not only offer enriched content and greater connectivity to our travel agents, but will also allow us to perform interline e-ticketing functions for non-BSP carriers, significantly enhancing overall operational efficiencies for TravelSky travel agents,” said Huang Peng, Chief Marketing Officer of TravelSky.

Travelport’s Galileo RSS is a practical solution for airlines requiring extended connectivity with other carriers, and is particularly useful for setting up and executing interline agreements between carriers using electronic ticketing. With Galileo RSS, such connections can be done rapidly and at a fraction of the cost of the airline having to set up individual links with each carrier it wishes to exchange passengers with. Galileo RSS enables airline customers to access, book and ticket the services of any of the 500 airlines available in real-time through Travelport’s Galileo GDS with whom they do business using just one interface and connection.

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About Travelport GDS
Travelport GDS is one of the world’s largest global distribution system (GDS) providers operating both the Galileo and the Worldspan brands, providing real-time travel information and booking capabilities to online and offline travel agencies in over 145 countries. It also operates Business Intelligence which provides marketing and other critical data to the industry, and includes its Shepherd Systems subsidiary; and IT Services & Software, which offers mission critical reservations, related software and services management to the world’s leading airlines. Travelport GDS is a convergence of traditional and online travel distribution services that empower airlines, travel suppliers, travel agencies, Web sites and corporations to provide informed choice to travelers on a global platform. Travelport GDS is a division of Travelport, one of the world’s largest service providers to the travel industry. More information is available at www.travelportgds.com.

About TravelSky
TravelSky Technology Limited (the “Company” or, including its subsidiaries, the “Group”) as a member enterprise of China TravelSky Holding Company (the “Holding Company”) is the leading provider of information technology solutions for China’s air travel and tourism industries. The Company has been devoted to developing leading edge applications and services that address the needs of a wide range of industry participants – ranging from airlines, airports and air travel suppliers to travel agencies, corporate travel consumers, air travel consumers and cargo shippers – to conduct electronic transactions and manage travel-related information.