ATLANTA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldspan today announced the
introduction of Interline Electronic Ticketing between Northwest Airlines and
Continental Airlines, allowing Worldspan travel agents in the United States
and Canada to offer E-Ticketing for Northwest-validated tickets containing
both Northwest and Continental segments. Interline Electronic Ticketing from
Worldspan makes E-Ticketing more convenient and more flexible for Northwest
customers, including international travelers.
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Worldspan will introduce Interline Electronic Ticketing for several
additional carriers and points of sale throughout 2001.
Air travelers today prefer Electronic Ticketing not only for its
convenience in purchasing, but also for the way it streamlines airport check-
in and eliminates concerns over lost tickets. Until now, however, many
travelers-those flying more than one carrier during a trip or those needing
the option of changing a booked carrier at the airport-could not easily make
use of E-Tickets.
Business travelers in particular will appreciate the added flexibility
offered by Interline Electronic Ticketing. Without this new option, corporate
E-Ticket users are unable to change airlines once ticketed without either
having their ticket reissued or stopping at the ticketed airline counter to
have their E-Ticket converted to paper. Interline Electronic Ticketing gives
these travelers greater freedom to use E-Tickets and still make last-minute
travel changes when necessary.
"With Interline E-Ticketing from Worldspan, more travelers than ever can
enjoy the benefits of Electronic Ticketing, regardless of specific travel
requirements that may have kept some from selecting E-Tickets before,"
commented Jesse Liebman, senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide
Travel Supplier Services for Worldspan. "We anticipate significant growth in
the interline market during 2001 and beyond, and Worldspan is ready with
Interline E-Ticketing technology to support that trend."
Worldspan provides global electronic distribution of travel information,
Internet products and connectivity, and electronic commerce capabilities for
travel agencies, travel service providers and corporations worldwide. The
company's three lines of business are travel supplier services, e-commerce,
and global distribution systems for the worldwide travel industry. The
Worldspan reservations system provides nearly 21,000 travel agencies and other
users worldwide with travel data and booking capabilities for hundreds of the
world's leading travel supplier services. Worldspan is the market leader in
e-commerce for the travel industry, processing more than 50 percent of all
online travel bookings. The company maintains world headquarters in Atlanta,
Georgia. Worldspan is owned by affiliates of Delta Air Lines, Inc.
(NYSE: DAL), Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC) and Trans World Airlines
(Amex: TWA). Additional information is available at www.worldspan.com .
SOURCE Delta Air Lines, Inc.