Galileo offers its e-ticketing capability to five Chinese carriers
Galileo, a part of Travelport GDS, recently extended its e-ticketing capability to five Chinese carriers in China Eastern, Hainan Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. Galileo is the first GDS to implement e-ticketing on the latter two carriers. (9/18/2007)
With this development, Galileo-connected travel agents in selected Asian countries will be able to offer their customers e-tickets on these carriers.
This follows Galileo’s July announcement that Air China has also become e-ticket ready.
With this announcement, Galileo now has 190 airlines offering e-ticketing in over 94 countries. Year to date, the Galileo GDS has generated over 27 million e-tickets accounting for almost three out of every four tickets issued.
Through IATA’s initiative to have 96.5 percent of carriers become e-ticket ready, it is believed the airline industry can save at least US$3 billion per year.