Travelport said it “does not have any plans to charge travel agents for access to ancillaries or optional services.”
The company was responding to a recent column in another publication that suggested Travelport might try to augment its revenue by attaching some sort of fee to the right to book Delta Air Lines’ Economy Comfort seats.
Travelport said that if the columnist had inquired, “we would have advised him” of the company’s stance.
Agreement with Delta
Travelport announced in June that it had reached an agreement with Delta to sell Economy Comfort, the carrier’s premium economy product, through Travelport’s GDS.
It said travel agent subscribers to Galileo, Worldspan or Apollo will have access to the option later this year through the standard travel agency desktop.
Travelport said that “as a matter of policy, we do not disclose confidential terms of contracts with our supplier or travel agency partners.”
Its agreement with Delta “is an example of how we are working to solve an industry challenge, namely enabling the efficient distribution and marketing of ancillaries to and through the travel agent channel,” the company said.