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OAG and TravelSky Partnership to Continue

04/08/2010 13:46

Beijing (PRNewswire/ - TravelSky and OAG, at a signing ceremony held in Beijing yesterday, signed a multi-year agreement that will maintain a long-standing relationship between the two companies. With this renewed strategic partnership, TravelSky, the leading provider of information technology solutions for the People's Republic of China's (PRC) air travel and tourism industry, and OAG, the global leader in aviation intelligence, will continue to combine their services to better serve the Chinese aviation market, one of the fastest growing in the world.


TravelSky is the only GDS licensed in mainland China to make reservations for all airlines, and this partnership provides them with access to the most accurate content and supports their strategies to create greater visibility and reach. The agreement enables the provision of global airline schedules information, minimum connect time (MCT) data, as well as expanded services that will extend and enhance those that TravelSky provides to the PRC's travel and tourism companies.

This partnership confirms OAG as a key supplier of aviation intelligence in the Chinese aviation market. OAG's innovative products will continue to play an important role in the future of distribution within this region by providing highly synchronized, accurate and comprehensive data that will generate savings throughout the entire travel industry chain. This agreement also provides opportunities to jointly develop new service such as Global Flight Status alerts for the Chinese market, a CO2 Emission Calculator, customized global routing files, and demand market forecasting tools.

"UBM Aviation is a leading global provider of aviation data with a long history in providing the aviation industry with accurate flight information to the global airline distribution systems, travel portals, airlines, air traffic control, aircraft manufacturers and other aviation industry partners. TravelSky and UBM Aviation have, over the years, worked closely on data content and services, resulting in a strong partnership and actively contribute to the development of electronic distribution sales within the aviation industry," said Mr. Xiao, Chief Executive Officer, TravelSky.

Mr. Xiao continued, "It is with great enthusiasm that we are renewing our partnership. In addition, I'm very pleased that we have agreed to further collaborate on the development of new services to better serve the Chinese travel and aviation industry."


"The TravelSky and OAG partnership substantially underlines our commitment to the Chinese aviation market. Working together, our companies will continue to bring valuable travel services to meet the ever-changing needs of travelers and travel service suppliers in this region of phenomenal growth. There will be a lot more positive news coming in the future as we continue to develop this relationship," said Peter von Moltke, Chief Executive Officer, UBM Aviation, parent company of OAG.

About OAG

OAG provides the industry's most accurate single source for airline information, with essential aviation data, analytics and consulting services sourced from OAG's comprehensive proprietary airline Schedules, Fleet, MRO and Cargo Logistics databases. OAG is a UBM Aviation business. For more information, go to


About UBM Aviation

UBM Aviation, a United Business Media company, a provider of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry. Our assets include the pre-eminent aviation data and analytics provider, OAG, an international program of aviation exhibitions and conferences as well as market-leading print publications. For more information, go to


About TravelSky

TravelSky Technology Limited is the leading provider of information technology solutions for China's air travel and tourism industries. It was founded by all the Chinese commercial airlines and the China TravelSky Holding Company. TravelSky has been devoted to developing leading edge applications and services that address the needs of a wide-range of industry participants to conduct electronic transactions and manage travel-related information. Its wide customer base includes airlines, airports, travel agencies, corporate travel consumers, air travel consumers and cargo shippers. For more information, go to


Source: OAG

CONTACT: Diana Cronan, Director, Corporate Communications, UBM Aviation,

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