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   Travelport GDS signs full content agreements with
                          Lufthansa and SWISS
- Full content for Lufthansa and Swiss has been guaranteed on all public
                        fares until the end of 2011 -


Reported from Travelport GDS HQ, Langley, UK Travelport GDS, one of the
worlds leading providers of global distribution systems (GDS) has announced
agreements with Lufthansa and SWISS which will see the full content of both airlines
made available to all Galileo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide until the end
of 2011.

In relation to this agreement, Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President, Marketing
and Sales, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines commented, ”Travelport GDS, with its
Galileo and Worldspan systems, is an important distribution partner for the sale of
Lufthansa fares and we are looking forward to working closely together over the
coming years”.


Harry Hohmeister, SWISS’ Chief Network and Distribution Officer said, “Travelport
GDS is an efficient market place for all SWISS fares. It offers a highly efficient means
of booking all SWISS flights and fares for travel agencies.”


The long-term agreements, which take effect from 1 July 2008, represent a
continuation of Travelport GDS’s successful strategy of securing full content
programs across the globe.



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Notes to editors

About Travelport GDS
Travelport GDS is one of the world’s largest global distribution system (GDS) providers
operating both the Galileo and the Worldspan brands, providing real-time travel information
and booking capabilities to online and offline travel agencies in over 145 countries. It also
operates Business Intelligence which provides marketing and other critical data to the
industry, and includes its Shepherd Systems subsidiary; and IT Services & Software, which
offers mission critical reservations, related software and services management to the world’s
leading airlines. Travelport GDS is a convergence of traditional and online travel distribution
services that empower airlines, travel suppliers, travel agencies, Web sites and corporations
to provide informed choice to travelers on a global platform. Travelport GDS is a division of
Travelport, one of the world’s largest service providers to the travel industry.

More information about Travelport GDS is available at www.travelportgds.com




About Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is a global aviation group with about 400 subsidiaries and affiliates.
The Group operates in five business areas, centering on its core passenger transportation
business. In 2007, the Lufthansa passenger airlines carried around 56.4 million passengers.
The other business segments are Logistics, MRO, IT Services and Catering. The entire fleet
of the Aviation Group comprises around 500 aircraft. Together with SWISS International
Airlines and the regional carriers, flying on Lufthansa’s behalf, the Group operates more than
770,000 flights for its customers yearly. The Lufthansa Group currently employs more than
100,000 people. Revenues in 2007 totalled about 22.4 billion euros.

About SWISS

SWISS is Switzerland’s national airline, and its 76-aircraft fleet serves 76 destinations
(summer schedules) around the world from its Zurich hub and from Basel and Geneva
international airports. As part of the Lufthansa Group and a member of the global Star
Alliance, SWISS will remain true to its mission of providing quality air services that link
Switzerland with Europe and the world. People who fly with SWISS should always feel at
home. And, with its core values of personal care, Swiss hospitality and quality in every detail,
SWISS will continue to maintain its high market profile as Switzerland’s national airline.

Media Contacts

Travelport GDS
Kate Aldridge
Tel: +44 (0) 1753 288720
E-mail: kate.aldridge@travelport.com

Lufthansa
Amelie Lorenz
Tel: +49 69 696 92853

SWISS
SWISS Corporate Communications
Tel: +41 (0) 848 773 773
E-mail: communications@swiss.com

								
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