Expedia Group and United Airlines have signed a new
multi-year agreement in advance of their current deal's expiration on Oct. 1,
Expedia said Monday.
The new deal comes more than five months after United
it might not sign another contract with Expedia.
In a statement, Expedia said the new agreement "ushers
in an expanded relationship, meeting the strategic objectives of both companies
and benefiting travelers around the world."
It includes leisure distribution, "builds on" the
relationship between United and Expedia's corporate travel business Egencia,
and expands the airline's relationship with Expedia Partner Solutions.
Expedia also said that "the companies will work to
expand cooperation into other areas in the near future."
After United first said it might not sign a new contract
with the OTA, Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom said
if that had come to fruition, it wouldn't have impacted Expedia greatly because
no airline represents more than 1% of the company's revenue.