Travelport GDS Exclusive Booking Operation with Southwest Features Enhancements

Travelport GDS announced an exclusive booking capability for Southwest Airlines to U.S. and Canadian customers using the Apollo system, in which automatic return of Southwest ticket numbers and the ability to input Rapid Rewards frequent flyer numbers enhance the operations. The new booking capabilities are unavailable on any other global distribution systems.

Travel agents subscribing to the Apollo system now have access to exclusive tools to increase their efficiency in booking Southwest Airlines through the GDS. The ability to automatically return a ticket number with each booking made in the Apollo system remains a key productivity enhancement for agency reporting and reconciliation. Consequently Apollo agencies can now provide an increase in accurate and efficient reporting, improving service levels to their customers through. In addition, subscribers can enter the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards numbers of their travelers so that this information can be automatically transferred from the GDS to Southwest with each booking, ensuring precise collection and tracking.

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