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September 09, 2008 08:49 ET

Farelogix Signs Distribution Agreement With Air Canada

New AC2U Direct Connect to Provide Travel Agency Customers with Access to Air Canada's Full Range of Products

MIAMI, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2008) - Farelogix today announced it has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Air Canada. In working together, Air Canada content - including a-la-carte fare products, product attributes and Flight Passes - will be available to users of the Farelogix FLX Platform through a direct connect with Air Canada's next generation AC2U platform.

The FLX Platform, which is integrated with AC2U, features a fully functional desktop application for travel agency customers in Canada. A new graphical user interface provides travel agency customers with access to Air Canada's branded fare family products and their unique attributes, and supports the purchase of a-la-carte products and the ability to book and manage Air Canada's wide range of Flight Passes. In addition, Farelogix and Air Canada are collaborating to ensure all new upcoming product innovations offered by the airline are made available in the FLX Platform as soon as they become available.

"Being able to offer Air Canada's full range of content and unique product to our travel agency customers is a true win-win for all involved," said Jim Davidson, CEO of Farelogix. "Travel agents need convenient and productive access to a wide variety of content to be able to service their customers, and Air Canada needs to be able to distribute their full range of products in the most effective manner. By introducing these new desktop applications to our Canadian customers, we are enabling them to view and book Air Canada's exclusive content."

"Air Canada and Farelogix have been working together for a number of months to develop a distribution partnership that provides Air Canada with greater access to merchandized distribution, and at the same time provides options to Canadian travel agencies," said Graham Wareham, General Manager, Product Distribution at Air Canada. "This is another example of Air Canada's commitment to enabling efficient access solutions to our content for Canadian travel agencies."

The FLX Platform and integrated desktop solutions will enable travel agency customers to shop, price, book and service Air Canada domestic, U.S. transborder and international itineraries and fares; as well as the ability to book and manage Air Canada's complete range of Flight Pass products. The new desktops provide customers a-la-carte pricing with the ability to choose product attributes they wish to pay for, such as advance seat assignment on the lowest Tango fares, onboard meals and lounge access, or to opt-out of checking baggage, refund-ability and frequent flyer mile accumulation for a discount off the published fare.

About Farelogix

Farelogix is a leading provider of lower-cost, high value distribution and optimization technology to the global travel industry. Farelogix was founded in 1998 and counts among its customers some of the largest travel companies in the world. Farelogix has offices in Toronto, Canada and Miami, Florida. For additional information, visit www.farelogix.com.

About Air Canada

Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 33 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of 335 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

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