July 29, 2008

AirTran Introduces E-Ticketing Capabilities for Corporate Travelers

AirTran Airways has introduced new e-ticketing capabilities to simplify the booking, ticketing and reporting process for corporate travelers through select global distribution systems.

The airline is adding this new enhancement to save corporations time and money when booking AirTran Airways through the global distribution systems (GDS).

Effective immediately, e-ticketing will be available initially through the Sabre GDS and will enable corporations and travel management companies to book AirTran tickets in the same fashion as any other airline.

The airline said that it will be announcing additional capabilities through the GDS systems, such as improved seat assignment and business class upgrade functionality, frequent traveler recognition, and expanded corporate program integration, in the coming months.

Paul Clements, general manager of sales for AirTran Airways, said: "We are committed to building our corporate business, and the introduction of e-ticketing is a major step forward for AirTran. While we will continue to be a ticketless airline, AirTran will work to improve GDS functionality for our corporate partners."