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Travelport is expanding in Japan with the purchase of its distribution business - Galileo Japan, which was previously owned by a consortium of airline owners.
Japan is one of the world’s largest travel markets, and, in terms of flight seats offered for sale, is only smaller than the USA and China due to its large volume of domestic air travel bookings.
The GDS firm said the acquisition means it can establish a “new, consolidated Travelport Japan entity in the country”.
It added that while still offering its customers a choice of the Apollo or Worldspan platforms, the extended operation will build on the operations Travelport has been offering in Japan over the past 30 years and allow for “much tighter alignment in terms of products and services offered”.
All former Galileo Japan employees, including MD, Yoshinobu Aoyama, will transition to the new Travelport entity which will be headquartered in Tokyo and supported by two satellite offices in Nagoya and Osaka.
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