Southwest Airlines has revamped its business travel team and renamed it Southwest Business. The new entity will bring travel managers and travel management companies new capabilities within Travelport’s GDS and the Amadeus Travel Platform, expanded reporting and settlement capabilities with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and a larger staff to reach more clients than ever. The initiative, according to an announcement, is an effort to showcase the carrier’s business-friendly policies including no change fees, and bags fly free. A new agreement brings industry-standard processes to the Travelport and Amadeus GDS channels, including allowing travel managers the ability to book, change, cancel and modify reservations. The airline anticipates the new capabilities will be ready for bookings by mid-2020. By increasing capabilities within these channels to the highest level, travel managers and travel management companies will have access to more of the airlines' fares and flight schedules. Southwest is also partnering with ARC to implement industry-standard processes to handle the reporting and settlement of tickets booked through Travelport and Amadeus channels.