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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000424/WORLDSPANLOGO ) 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.