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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