City Pair Program (CPP)
The OMB-designated Best-in-Class City Pair Program procures and manages discounted air passenger transportation services for federal government travelers. At its inception in 1980 this service covered only 11 markets, and now covers over 13,000 markets. Today, CPP offers four different contract fares.
Note for international fares: City codes, such as Washington (WAS), are used for international routes.
Federal travelers should use their authorized travel management system when booking airfare.
If these services are not fully implemented, travelers should use these links:
Contract Awards CSV
Download the FY24 City Pair Contract Awards [CSV - 1 MB] to have them available offline. The file updates after 11:59 pm Eastern Time on standard business days. Previous fiscal year contract awards can be found on the Fiscal documents and information page. To read more about the contract award highlights, please see our Award highlights.
All fares are listed one-way and are valid in either direction. In the CSV file, Origin and Destination are in alphabetical order regardless of travel direction. The Origin is the airport code (domestic travel) or city code (international travel) that comes first alphabetically and the Destination is the airport or city code that comes second alphabetically.
For example, you are traveling from Washington, DC to London, England. You know the city codes are WAS and LON respectively. The city code LON comes first alphabetically and WAS comes second alphabetically. To find the contract fares, you filter:
|Airport/City Code selection
|Contract coach fares
|Deeply discounted fare with capacity controls
|Last seat availability
|Other contract fares1
|International premium economy fare
|Business class fare
|1. Agency approval required to book
City Pair Program benefits and info
CPP offers government travelers extra features and flexibility when planning official travel, in addition to maintaining deep program discounts. These include:
- Fully refundable tickets.
- No advance purchase required.
- No change fees or cancelation penalties.
- Stable prices which enables accurate travel budgeting.
- No blackout dates.
- Fares priced on one-way routes, permitting agencies to plan multiple destinations.
CPP is a mandatory use, government-wide program, designated as a Best-In-Class procurement by OMB. The program delivers best value airfares, and ensures federal agencies effectively and efficiently meet their mission.
CPP saves the federal government time and money by maintaining one government-wide air program. At the acquisition level CPP delivers data analysis, compliance, and uses strategic sourcing to optimize its service.