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 signaled 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.

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