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Airlines, which carries more domestic Customers than any other US airline, and Galileo, a leading global distribution system (GDS) and technology provider, today announced a 10-year, content distribution agreement. Through the agreement, all of Southwest's published fares and inventory, with the exception of Southwest exclusive web fares, will be available late this year to Galileo-connected travel agencies in North America. "We often hear from our business Customers that they want an additional channel in order to take advantage of the airline with the best Customer Service, lowest fares, and most flights," said Kevin Krone, Southwest's vice president of sales, marketing, and distribution. "Southwest recognizes the significant value of Galileo's distribution channels, and we are pleased to provide our key travel agent and professional travel manager partners, who also are Galileo subscribers, with increased access to our content. This new agreement allows us to reach new Customers who will now have an opportunity to buy, book, and manage Southwest through the efficiency of the Galileo GDS channel." Krone said today's GDS environment has evolved to the point where it has become a cost effective distribution opportunity which will increase the reach of Southwest Airlines to new business Customers, including those that rely upon corporate travel managers. "This is a significant milestone which Galileo and its customers can celebrate," said Jean Collier, senior director, Supplier Services for Galileo Americas. "With full access to Southwest Airlines' fares and inventory…