American and Southwest Airlines Plan to Upgrade Corporate Travel

| August 8, 2019

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Recently, American and Southwest Airlines unveiled plans to upgrade corporate travel to lock in profitable business travelers, which was announced on Monday at the Global Business Travel Association 2019 Convention in Chicago. The announcement comes just two years after Southwest laid down the foundation to accommodate the increase in the number of corporate travelers.The Dallas-based company renamed its Southwest corporate travel program Southwest Business and includes features that will give corporate travel managers the ability to book, change, and modify reservations through Travelports global distribution systems (GDS) and the Amadeus Travel Platform.[1] With additional booking features foreseen for corporate travelers by mid-2020, Southwest Airlines plans to instate $10-$20 million progressive developments in pre-tax upshots towards the end of 2020.

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