nuTravel Signs Content Agreement with Southwest Airlines




Southwest Airlines Partnership Improves Traveler Choice  for Corporations Using nuTravel

nuTravel Technology Solutions (nuTravel) – an industry-leading corporate online solutions provider – has announced a Distribution Partnership with Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV).

This agreement will allow nuTravel customers access to Southwest Airlines’ live inventory and last-seat availability, each having been fully integrated into nuTravel’s online book solutions’  air shopping display.  The integration supports a wide variety of features including;

  • Support for low fare searches that return the lowest fares available
  • Booking and ticketing that supports the Loyalty/Rapid Rewards member number
  • Early Bird check-in
  • Additional functionality and benefits including canceling reservations, retrieving existing reservations, exchanges and the ability to reserve and hold tickets and much more.

The Content Agreement integration is fully supported by nuTravel’s travel policy engine; providing assurance to travel managers that policy compliance and Southwest Airlines content  can live in harmony.

“Launching a new partnership  with Southwest Airlines is the latest advancement in our continued strategy to continuously expand the breadth and depth of content available to our customers,” says Carmine Carpanzano, President and CEO, nuTravel. “This integration allows us to continue to provide relevant content to our customers.”

Having  access to Southwest Airlines content available within one of the most successful corporate online booking tools helps corporations save money and ensure informed decisions.

“We often hear from our business Customers that it’s important to have access to the largest domestic carrier’s fares and schedules  through their preferred corporate booking tool,” said Richard Sweet  Senior Director of Sales & Distribution for Southwest Airlines. “Southwest Airlines is excited about this opportunity and new partnership with nuTravel,.”

The integrated Southwest Airlines’ content gives travelers true “one-stop” shopping, and even greater time savings when booking their business travel. nuTravel plans to make the content available during the second quarter of 2013.

About nuTravel Technology Solutions

Leveraging over 25 years of travel management and technology experience, nuTravel delivers the corporate travel industry’s fastest, most flexible online travel booking solutions available today. Successfully pairing industry expertise with the right technology, our diverse portfolio of online travel solutions provide a robust and intuitive selection of travel content to users while delivering a smooth integration into travel management companies and corporations of any size. Since 2002, over 8,000 corporations have chosen nuTravel as their solutions provider; composed of varying sizes and industry expertise with travel budgets ranging from $50,000 to $100 million. nuTravel is also a founding member of the Mundi Global Alliance. For more information, visit www.nuTravel.com.

About Southwest Airlines Co.

In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2011 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at >southwest.com/citizenship.

Southwest Airlines

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “The Southwest Effect,” a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves.  On every flight, Southwest offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest’s all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity and a new, sustainable cabin interior.  With 40 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate nearly 3,400 flights a day and serve communities around 84 airports in Southwest’s network of domestic destinations.  Southwest Airlines’ frequent flights and low fares are available only at southwest.com.

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day to 49 destinations.  The carrier’s high-quality product includes assigned seating and Business Class. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran’s People, places, and planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers may book flights at airtran.com and exchange earned loyalty points between both AirTran’s A+ Rewards® and Southwest’s Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on either airline.

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Media Contact

Joseph Ascanio
Director, UX/UI Design & Brand Marketing
nuTravel Technology Solutions
jascanio@nutravel.com
(914) 848-4566 x220
Twitter: @nuTravel




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