Press for ITA Software

ITA Software, Inc., the leader in developing innovative solutions for the travel industry, today celebrates the accomplishments of QPX, its ground-breaking airfare pricing and shopping engine. Launched 10 years ago at The PhoCusWright Conference, QPX has transformed the online travel industry. Within weeks of its launch, QPX had millions of users worldwide; today ITA has a more than 65 percent share of carrier-direct web sales in the United States, including six of the top 10 carriers. In 2009, QPX will power more than $25 billion in sales for United States airlines. ITA’s customers, including leading global brands in the airline, travel agency and metasearch markets, now rely on QPX for their most complex itineraries including international, interline and award travel.

ITA Software, Inc., the leader in developing innovative solutions for the travel industry, and FareCompare.com, the independent airfare comparison shopping site, today announced that more than 15,000 travelers are now taking advantage of FareCompare’s When-to-Fly Real-Time Airfare Alerts available via Twitter – http://www.farecompare.com/twitter – for immediate updates on airfare deals. Introduced in July, the free and easy-to-use Twitter application is part of FareCompare’s real-time alerts service powered by ITA Software’s QPX system, which provides robust airfare search results and the most accurate seat inventory.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and ITA Software, Inc., the leader in developing innovative solutions for the travel industry, today announced advanced capabilities that support Southwest’s website enhancements and allows the airline to further extend the capabilities of southwest.com moving forward. Southwest selected ITA’s QPX™ system to support its recent website updates, making it even easier for customers to take advantage of the airline’s industry-leading low fares.