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Orbitz for Business Enhances Corporate Travel Service With Addition of Southwest Airlines Content

Growth of corporate travel brand goal for Orbitz Worldwide

CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz for Business (, a leading online corporate travel agency serving more than one million business travelers, today announced it has added low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines to its corporate booking tool.

Orbitz for Business is a brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW).

"Southwest Airlines content is a timely enhancement to our corporate travel brand and another choice for increasingly value-conscious business travelers," said Dean Sivley, COO and senior vice president, Orbitz for Business. "The first quarter of 2008 was Orbitz for Business' best quarter ever for new business wins, and access to inventory like Southwest Airlines will only help Orbitz Worldwide continue to grow its corporate business."

Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines serves 64 cities in 32 states, including Chicago (Midway), Las Vegas, Phoenix, Baltimore (BWI), Oakland, Houston (Hobby), Dallas (Love Field), Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Diego and many others. It is the nation's largest carrier in terms of number of domestic passengers carried per year.

"As an extension of our original agreement with Travelport, we continue to provide professional travel managers and travel management companies with even more options for choosing Southwest's legendary Customer Service, low fares, and frequent flights," said Brad Newcomb, Southwest's Senior Director of Sales and Distribution.

Southwest Airlines joins a list of more than 400 airlines whose content is available through Orbitz for Business and other Orbitz Worldwide sites. Orbitz for Business also offers inventory at more than 80,000 hotel properties and 13 rental car companies.

About Orbitz for Business

Orbitz for Business ( is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide. Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business was one of the first full-service managed business travel programs offered by an online agency. Orbitz for Business includes a portfolio of business travel products for small to large companies. Its products include self-managed services for small business, managed travel services with fulfillment and service support and international capabilities.

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns and operates a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (, CheapTickets (, ebookers (, HotelClub (, RatesToGo (, the Away Network (, and corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business ( For more information on how your company can partner with Orbitz Worldwide, visit

About Southwest Airlines

After 37 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to offer the best value in airline travel, allowing Customers the opportunity to travel nonstop throughout the country at a very low fare. Southwest offers a very comfortable ride with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest does not charge Customers an extra fee for changing their reservation and continues to offer free amenities. Customers enjoy complimentary pillows, blankets, snacks, juice, soda, and water on all flights. Since 1987, the airline has maintained the lowest ratio of Customer complaints to enplanements as published in the Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 64 cities in 32 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 34,000 Employees systemwide.

Orbitz for Business

Jim Cohn of Orbitz for Business, +1-312-260-8413,; or Nancy Bjorson, +1-617-587-2833,, for Orbitz for Business

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