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Egencia Customers Gain Access to Improved Southwest Airlines Content & Functionality

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Egencia Customers Gain Access to Improved Southwest Airlines Content & Functionality09:00 EDT Tuesday, July 24, 2012BELLEVUE, Wash., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced that it has provided its corporate customers with enhanced access to Southwest Airlines content and functionality. This release follows an agreement reached between Egencia and Southwest Airlines in January of this year to provide Egencia customers with improved access to the carrier's content and functionality via Egencia's industry leading booking technology as well as through Egencia® customer service agents. "Egencia has been working with Southwest to ensure our mutual customers receive the content they need, where they need it," said Chris Vukelich, Vice President, Supplier Relations, Egencia. "We are very pleased to offer our customers the content and functionality they need to best conduct their day-to-day business. This release allows us to better serve our customers and provide them with convenience, efficiency, selection and control."This new release will provide direct access to Southwest content and functionality options for Egencia customers including:Booking and ticketing that supports the Rapid Rewards Member number Last seat availability Easier management, and integrated  reporting Policy compliance"We are thrilled to expand our distribution relationship with Egencia, allowing us to meet the needs of our mutual corporate customers," said Rob Brown, Director of Sales & Distribution Marketing for Southwest Airlines. "This new release will allow Egencia clients to have their Southwest bookings fully integrated into their preferred booking tool with reporting provided by Egencia."Additionally, Egencia plans to actively enhance this offering with more features and functionalities throughout the remainder of 2012.  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 Airlines Co.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 is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet, distinguishing itself in its support of men and women in uniform.  The airline has been recognized numerous times by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for its commitment and support of the airline's Employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve; been named a Top Military Employer by GI Jobs Magazine; and received recognition for naming the month of November as "Military Heroes Month" and celebrating its partnerships with nonprofits focused on active duty military, veterans, and families of military members. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/citizenship to read the Southwest Airlines One Report?. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 46,000 Employees systemwide.SOURCE EgenciaFor further information: Sonia Reid, Egencia, +1-425-679-7801, sreid@egencia.com