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Egencia and Southwest Airlines Sign New Content Agreement

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Egencia and Southwest Airlines Sign New Content Agreement09:00 EST Tuesday, February 14, 2012BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia®, an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Southwest Airlines that will provide Egencia corporate clients with improved access to the carrier's content and functionality. This new agreement will allow Egencia clients that have corporate agreements with Southwest to have direct access to Southwest Airlines fares and schedules via Egencia's industry leading booking technology as well as through Egencia customer service agents. Additionally these clients will be able to fully integrate Southwest bookings into their Egencia reporting. Under this agreement, Egencia clients will benefit from:Direct  access to Southwest fares and last seat inventory Booking and ticketing that supports the Rapid Rewards member number A wide range of functionality including cancel and exchange of reservations"Egencia is committed to providing our clients with the content and services they need to most effectively conduct their business," said Chris Vukelich, Vice President, Supplier Relations, Egencia. "Our clients rely on us in this capacity as a full service travel management company, and this agreement with Southwest will allow us to better deliver increased convenience, selection and control to our customers. In short, we always aim to deliver what our customers need, and this agreement does just that.""We are pleased at the opportunity to expand our distribution relationship with Egencia, enabling us to meet the content and ticketing needs of our mutual corporate customers. This agreement will allow Egencia clients to have their Southwest bookings fully integrated into their booking tools and reporting provided by Egencia," said Rob Brown, Director of Sales & Distribution Marketing for Southwest Airlines.About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. CompanyEgencia is the fifth largest travel management company in the world. As part of Expedia, Inc., (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's largest travel marketplace, Egencia helps businesses get ahead by offering the only truly integrated corporate travel service. Egencia's industry expertise helps drive results that matter, delivering meaningful advancements that have a real impact. By combining a powerful offline and online service, Egencia delivers a complete corporate travel offering supported by global market expertise and a best-in-class technology platform.For more information, go to www.egencia.com.Egencia and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.© 2012 Egencia, LLC.  All rights reserved. CST # 2083922-50About Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers?offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has recently acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest serves 72 cities in 37 states and is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM). Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has more than 37,000 Employees systemwide.SOURCE Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. CompanyFor further information: CONTACT: Sonia Reid, Egencia, +1-425-679-7801, sreid@egencia.com