Court Orders American to Re-instate Full Flight Schedule on Orbitz.com and Orbitz for Business
CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 -- The following Orbitz Worldwide statement is in response to the recent court ruling on the Travelport injunction against American Airlines.
"The Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County today ruled in favor of Travelport’s request for injunctive relief against American Airlines, which pulled its content from Orbitz.com and Orbitz for Business in late December 2010. Effective immediately, American Airlines full schedule of flights are ordered by the court to be made available on both Orbitz.com and Orbitz for Business. The injunction will remain in effect through September 1, 2011.
As the court stated:
'…The court should have preserved the status quo and should have ordered American Airlines to refrain from terminating any of the Orbitz agreements until the case was decided on the merits.'
This reinstatement of American Airlines full schedule of flights on Orbitz.com and Orbitz for Business is a win for transparency, consumer choice and for all of our mutual customers. Orbitz continues to believe that it is in the best interests of both companies to work towards a long term agreement to continue distribution of American Airlines content to our millions of mutual customers."
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide 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 a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (http://corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://corp.orbitz.com/investors. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.
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For further information: Jay Pierce, Manager, Corporate Communications of Orbitz Worldwide, +1-312-804-2320, firstname.lastname@example.org