Fareportal Websites First to Offer US Airways ChoiceSeats
Leading OTA Will Now Offer Special Seating on Top Airline to
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 -- Fareportal, a leading
travel technology company, is the first in the industry to offer its
customers US Airways ChoiceSeats. This new functionality allows
passengers the convenience of reserving the seats they want, mostly
window and aisle seats toward the front of Coach, while making a
reservation. Customers with ChoiceSeats enjoy the benefit of being
among the first to board and the first to leave when they land.
"When it comes to booking flights, we go beyond the guarantee our
websites provide for customers; we provide the best deals, and a
simplified booking process that is quick and easy," said Sam Jain,
Fareportal's Chief Executive Officer. "A partnership with US Airways
allows Fareportal to offer travelers an added bonus when they book
with us. This additional service is exactly what we strive for in our
commitment to provide truly reliable, one-stop travel solutions.
Fareportal's websites, which recently ranked ahead of both Orbitz and
Travelocity in online visitor market share, offer airfares from over
450 global airlines, including American Airlines, US Airways, United
Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific.
"USAirways is pleased to offer ChoiceSeats through Fareportal," said
John Gustafson, USAirways' Vice President of eCommerce, Mobile &
Distribution. "Now that Choice Seats are available to customers who
book on either of Fareportal's websites, more customers will be able
to enjoy the many benefits of this product."
Customers can choose to purchase ChoiceSeats when they book a flight
online with Fareportal, or directly with US Airways at check-in or
through the Manage Reservations section at usairways.com.
For more information, please visit www.fareportal.com.
Fareportal is a leading travel technology company that operates a
number of websites which serve customers both online and with
telephone travel specialists. They offer value and convenience to
savvy shoppers looking for affordable, one-stop travel solutions.
Their portfolio of products includes millions of airfares on over 450
global airlines, 100,000 negotiated hotels and vacation packages, and
car rentals. Fareportal's sites also offer the convenience of booking
via mobile sites, and with their mobile apps with over one million
downloads for Android, iPhone, Windows.
ABOUT US AIRWAYS
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express,
operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 198 communities
in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean,
Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000
aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet
of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network,
which offers its customers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329
airports in 194 countries. Together with its US Airways Express
partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each
year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and
Washington, D.C. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine
presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and
Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding
achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations.
Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best of Vets
employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year in a
row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to
work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The
airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign
Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate
Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and
policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and
customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow
on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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