Galileo International and InterGlobe Enterprises Form New Company Full Service TPF Programming to be Offered



    ROSEMONT, Ill., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Galileo International, Inc.
 (NYSE:   GLC), a leading global travel distribution company, announced today
 that it has entered into a joint venture with InterGlobe Enterprises, New
 Delhi, India, to create IGT Solutions, a full service TPF programming services
 company.  TPF is IBM's high volume transaction processing facility widely used
 in the airline industry and by computerized reservation systems (CRS) such as
 the Galileo International Apollo(R) and Galileo(R) systems.
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     IGT Solutions will initially be supplying the TPF industry, including
 airlines and CRSs, with cost-effective programming and consulting services.
 Galileo and IGT Solutions have trained more than 60 New Delhi-based
 programmers on maintaining and developing programs using TPF.
     "Outsourcing of applications development to firms such as IGT Solutions is
 one of the best options available in the travel industry to effectively manage
 peak workloads of developers," according to Chuck Barnhart, vice president of
 Applications Development at Galileo International.  "By using trained
 programmers who are already familiar with the core business, IGT Solutions can
 provide its customers a cost effective solution for addressing their
 fluctuating workloads."
     "We are pleased to be working with Galileo, a recognized technology
 innovator in the industry," said Ramesh Arora, chief operating officer, IGT
 Solutions.  "Together we will be able to offer high quality, competitive and
 valuable software development resources."
     Although IGT Solutions' primary target is the highly technical TPF market,
 the company also offers consulting services of software development in
 MVS-based operating systems and both traditional and current languages such as
 Oracle, Visual Basic and Java.
     As part of the agreement, James E. Lubinski, executive vice president,
 Operations for Galileo International, will join the IGT Solutions board of
 directors.
 
     About Galileo International
     Galileo International is a worldwide leader of electronic distribution
 services for the travel industry.  The company provides travel agencies at
 nearly 41,000 locations, as well as other subscribers, with the ability to
 access schedule and fare information, book reservations and issue tickets for
 more than 500 airlines.  Galileo International also provides subscribers with
 information and booking capabilities covering all the major hotel chains, car
 rental companies, cruise lines and numerous tour operators throughout the
 world.  Further information on Galileo International is available on its Web
 site, www.galileo.com .
 
     About InterGlobe Enterprises
     InterGlobe Enterprises is a leading air transport management and travel
 technology company, headquartered in New Delhi.  The company is comprised of
 InterGlobe Air Transport, Galileo India, InterGlobe Technololgies (IGT) and
 now IGT Solutions.  InterGlobe has a history of successful business
 partnerships (some of these exceeding two decades) with 12 leading
 international airlines in India and four in the United Kingdom.  In 1994,
 Galileo International appointed InterGlobe as its National Distribution
 Company in India.  Galileo India is today the fastest growing computer
 reservation system in India.
     In 1997, InterGlobe consolidated its existing operations in software
 development and data management services and established a separate business
 unit, InterGlobe Technologies (IGT).  The unique understanding and experience
 of the aviation and travel industry, together with its expertise in the area
 of information technology, has enabled InterGlobe to add value through the
 development of customized solutions for the industry.  Further information on
 IGT Solutions is available on its Web site, www.igtsolutions.com .
 
 

SOURCE Galileo International

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