AA, Travelport Extend Deals

As anticipated by comments in court documents filed last week, American Airlines and Travelport have extended their existing distribution agreements to avoid a lapse of current terms that offer AA discounts on its GDS fees in exchange for the promise of full content. Deals between AA and Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan "have been extended concurrently and are no longer due to expire in 2011," according to a Friday afternoon statement.

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