Southwest Airlines signed a 10-year distribution agreement with Galileo, the second-largest GDS in the US, and will begin participating in the system later this year after technical work is completed. The deal does not include the carrier's Web-only fares. Since 1995, SWA has participated only in Sabre, the largest GDS in the US market, at the Basic Booking Request level. But more attractive GDS economics and a need to boost revenue as fuel costs soar induced it to reconsider its stance, as ...

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