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Travelport Fortifies Position In Japan With Expanded JAL Partnership

Travelport and Japan Airlines on June 1 plan to launch a joint venture that will bring Axess—the JAL-owned local market distribution system—and the Travelport Japan K.K. GDS business under one roof.
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FCM Parent Shells Out A Few Million To Own Mobile Destiny

If it wasn't already clear that Sam was a fundamental piece of Flight Centre's corporate traveler-facing technology offering, take note that the Australian travel agency conglomerate last month paid 4.2 million Australian dollars ($3 million U.S.) to take full ownership of the developer behind Sam, its mobile in-trip management system.
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U.S. & Canadian Airlines' Percentage of Available Seat Miles on Boeing 737 Max Planes

U.S. & Canadian Airlines' Percentage of Available Seat Miles on Boeing 737 Max Planes
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Travelport Shareholders OK Take-Private Deal

A majority of Travelport shareholders Friday gave the requisite go-ahead to the publicly traded company's proposed acquisition by a private equity partnership.
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Lufthansa Group's Direct Booking Share Surpasses 50 Percent

As it approaches the fourth anniversary of its leading role among European airlines in surcharging global distribution system bookings, Lufthansa Group Thursday reported that direct-booking share, for the first time in the group's history, passed the 50 percent mark.
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Corporate Travel Management In Talks To Buy U.K.’s Capita Travel

U.K.-based outsourced services company Capita revealed yesterday that it had "received an unsolicited offer for its travel businesses from Corporate Travel Management Limited."
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YOY Change In Average Daily Rate By World Region

YOY Change In Average Daily Rate By World Region
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Travelport Headcount Fell Nearly 8 Percent In 2018

The number of full-time employees at global distribution system operator Travelport fell nearly 8 percent to 3,700 at year-end 2018 from 4,000 at the end of 2017, according to disclosures in the company's two most recent annual reports.
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Expedia: United's Been Angling For Better Terms Since Its President Joined From AA

To Expedia, as stated in court documents this week, United's plan to pull content is a "gambit to force a negotiation of new economic terms by threatening Expedia’s rights." This gambit took shape after Scott Kirby in 2016 joined United as president from American Airlines.
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With A Toe Already In, BCD Jumps Into Government Travel Waters

Last year, BCD Travel CEO John Snyder described his travel management company's growth strategy as "aggressive." Achieving this ambition apparently means expanding into niche verticals like U.S. government travel, a sector in which BCD already had some exposure but is redoubling its efforts.
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