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Travelport Signs Merchandising Agreement With Aegean Airlines

Greek carrier to distribute pre-paid bags via EMD

Travelport LogoTravelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data for the global travel industry, announced today, 20 March, an agreement with Aegean Airlines for the distribution of ancillary services to Travelport connected agencies worldwide.

Fulfilled seamlessly via an electronic miscellaneous document (EMD), the new service will begin rollout in April 2013, starting with travel agents in Greece and Cyprus.

Aegean-airlinesProviding pre-paid bag fulfillment via EMD completes the end-to-end process for travel agency distribution of airline ancillary services and forms part of Travelport’s wider merchandising offering.

This offering enables a number of major airlines to sell their products in a more efficient and integrated way through travel agents.

Over the past 20 months, Travelport has successfully integrated ancillary services seamlessly into agency points of sale for airlines including KLM, British Airways, Air Canada, United and easyJet with more in the pipeline.

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