According to Travel Weekly, G2 SwitchWorks, the start-up that bills itself as a GDS alternative, is booking airline tickets, a move that the company regards as a milestone.

Published: 13 Jan 2005

According to Travel Weekly, G2 SwitchWorks, the start-up that bills itself as a GDS alternative, is booking airline tickets, a move that the company regards as a milestone.

The company, founded by former Orbitz Chief Technology Officer, Alex Zoghlin, and other expatriates, stated that while it has not undertaken a full commercial launch, it is nevertheless processing live bookings for seven major airlines, four other suppliers and some agencies.

Evidently, these airlines are American, Continental, Northwest, Delta, United, US Airways and Alaska.

Travel Weekly explains that G2 charges airlines, which connect to its system through Navitaire, per-ticket fees. It continues that the fee, which G2 SwitchWorks claims is 80% below the norm, stays the same, regardless of the number of segments.

G2 SwitchWorks apparently also launched G2 Web Services, a platform that the company states will ease connectivity issues for software developers.

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