GetThere Adds Premium economy Class Booking Capability for Business Travellers

More seats on more flights manageable within the corporate travel policy

Business travellers using the GetThere online corporate travel reservation system can now book premium economy seats on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights, in a move to further broaden the range of fares bookable within the system.

GetThere announced recently that bookings on European ’no frills’ carriers Ryanair and easyJet were also available entirely within the reservation system.

Tod Lockard, GetThere’s director of sales and marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa said the addition of premium economy class booking reflects the trend for managing travel more economically, and gives more choice to business travellers using the system. “Business travellers are looking for cost-effective travel – and are opting for premium economy seats as an alternative to business class. We want to give travellers the greatest possible choice by enabling them to book these seats online, as part of the company’s managed travel programme.”

About GetThere

GetThere, a Sabre Holdings company, is the leading provider of Web-based travel reservation systems for corporations and airlines. GetThere’s systems are used to provide Web-based travel procurement including air, hotel, car and meeting planning to employees at leading corporations such as American Management Systems, Boeing, Cable and Wireless, ChevronTexaco, Cisco, Credit Suisse First Boston, Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Honeywell, Nokia, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SBC Communications. GetThere also powers Web-based travel booking for leading airlines, including Air New Zealand, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, Aloha Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines.

Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at More information about GetThere can be found at

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