Orbitz Partner Network Launches Partnership with Finnair to Power Dynamic Package Bookings

Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:00am EDT

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CHICAGO,  March 12, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Partner Network, a leading
provider of private label travel technology, has launched a new partnership with
the Finnish airline Finnair to power dynamic package search and booking
capabilities on  the company's U.S. website. Finnair was named winner of the
"Best Airline in  Northern Europe" award at the  2012 World Airline Awards, and
this new agreement enables travelers to leverage Orbitz Worldwide proprietary
technology for booking vacation packages that combine flights with hotel rooms.

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"Finnair is committed to providing travelers with ease and peace of mind at
every stage of their journey, and this partnership provides U.S. customers with
a seamless and economical flight and hotel booking experience, all in one simple
environment with the Finnair look and feel," said  Anssi Komulainen,  senior
vice president of customer service at Finnair. "The intuitive user interface
along with Orbitz's extensive hotel inventory in the 70-plus destinations we
serve made it the best solution for us."

The newly launched Finnair site is accessible from the airline's U.S. homepage
and provides a seamless user experience that retains the company's distinctive
branding.  Through this partnership, Orbitz and Finnair are able to extend cost
savings to customers who book a flight and hotel room at the same time while
further increasing awareness of Finnair in the U.S. market.

"We've made significant enhancements to our technology platform that make it
easy for partners like Finnair to easily and seamlessly add vacation packages to
their existing product offering," said  Ronnie Gurion, president of Orbitz
Partner Network. "Whereas many of our OTA competitors do not offer dynamic
packaging technology to their private label partners, Orbitz recognizes that a
broad array of companies can benefit from this capability so we are driven to
provide the industry's leading dynamic packaging solution."  

Orbitz powers travel solutions for a variety of partners, including many of the
world's leading airlines and thousands of partners globally.  Orbitz Partner
Network offers a range of private label solutions for partners of all sizes,
including an easily configurable and hosted HTML solution that can be launched
quickly with no upfront costs; XML solutions that allow full control of the user
interface; and end-to-end custom developed XML and HTML solutions that are fully
tailored to meet the unique requirements of more complex partner needs.  For
more information about Orbitz Partner Network, please send an email to 
privatelabel@orbitz.com.

About Finnair
Finnair carries more than eight million passengers annually and connects 13
cities in  Asia  with more than 60 destinations in  Europe, plus  New York  in 
the United States. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, operates a
young, modern fleet and is the world's first airline included in the Carbon
Disclosure Project's Leadership Index. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star
Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline
Northern Europe for the past three years running. Finnair is a member of the 
oneworld alliance.

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 Partner Network
(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.

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Orbitz Worldwide, Tim Enstice, +1-312-894-4721, tim.enstice@orbitz.com

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