Southwest's new GDS agreements with Amadeus and Travelport are strictly business-to-business endeavors. The airline will continue to eschew OTAs and metasearch sites.

"We are not changing our B2C model of being direct-to-consumer,” spokesman Dan Landson wrote in an email. 

Southwest announced Monday that it had entered into agreements with Amadeus and Travelport that will enable travel advisors to book, change, cancel and modify reservations through the GDSs. Up until now, Southwest has worked with just one GDS, Sabre, and only at a limited level. Advisors booking Southwest through Sabre must call the airline for any ticket modification that is not a cancellation. 

Southwest expects its content to be ready for booking in Amadeus and Travelport by the middle of next year. 

The carrier is also partnering with ARC to implement processes for reporting and settling tickets booked through Amadeus and Travelport.

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