IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultancy in the area of airline ancillary revenue and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner for the global travel industry, announce the results of The Amadeus Worldwide Estimate of Ancillary Revenue, which projects that airline ancillary revenue will reach $36.1 billion worldwide in 2012. Earlier this year, Amadeus and IdeaWorksCompany reported the ancillary revenue disclosed by 50 airlines for 2011. These statistics were applied to a larger list of 176 airlines to provide a truly global projection of ancillary revenue activity by the world’s airlines in 2012. The Amadeus Worldwide Estimate of Ancillary Revenue marks the third year Amadeus and IdeaWorksCompany have offered a projection of global ancillary revenue activity.
29 Oct 2012
airberlin, the second largest carrier in Germany and one of Europe’s leading airlines, has adopted Amadeus Ancillary Services (AAAS) to distribute its ancillary offering to travel agencies, as well as through its website and other channels, including call centres and ticket offices.
1 Oct 2012
Amadeus and Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, today announce the extension of a long-term, full content agreement that guarantees Amadeus users worldwide access to the carrier's full range of fares, inventory and schedules. Travel professionals using the Amadeus system will continue to have access to the airline';s domestic and international schedules, fares, and last seat availability through the Amadeus system under the same conditions as those offered through the airline's website qantas.com and other distribution channels.
26 Sept 2012
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced today they have expanded their commercial relationship to enable the sale of Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy seats offering more leg room, through Amadeus’ global distribution system (GDS). The expanded long-term agreement provides more choices for Delta customers and travel agents to access the popular Economy Comfort seating when booking travel via Amadeus.
7 Aug 2012
IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultancy in the area of airline ancillary revenues, and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announce the results of the Amadeus Review of Ancillary Revenue Results for 2011. IdeaWorksCompany researched the financial filings made by 108 airlines all over the world, 50 of which disclose ancillary revenue activity, to identify that the ancillary revenue The figures in this release relate to the revenue earned by the 50 airlines which disclosed through financial filings some type of ancillary revenue activity in 2011 including à la carte, or unbundled, services, commission-based services - such as hotel or car rental bookings - and other ancillary services revenue from co-branded credit cards, loyalty programs and other activities. reported by airlines grew to EUR 18.23 billion in 2011. This represents ancillary revenue growth of 66% in two years from the 2009 result of EUR 10.95 billion.
23 July 2012
Air France, the French flag carrier and one of the world’s largest airlines, has adopted Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services (AAAS) to distribute its ancillary offering to travel agencies. As of the 5th of June, the solution is available in France where travel agents can now offer Seat Plus for their customers with EMD (Electronic Miscellaneous Document). Seat Plus enables travellers to book a seat with more legroom during long-haul flights*.
11 Jun 2012
Amadeus in conjunction with Forward Data SL, a market research and consulting company publishing ForwardKeys.com, today unveil a range of travel data trends, based on actual global air reservations, which details the impact of the London 2012 Olympics. With approximately 50 days to go before the Games, the findings provide a country-by-country view of where visitors to London during the Olympics period are coming from. The data shows that booking figures for the Olympics period, made by 12 May 2012, are 13% higher than in 2011.
30 May 2012
Southwest Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier in terms of domestic passengers boarded consistently ranked number one in customer service by the Department of Transportation (US), and Amadeus IT Group announced today that they have entered into a joint contract for Amadeus’ Altéa reservations solution that would support the carrier’s international service. Now that the contract is finalized, the two companies will work closely together to implement Amadeus’ technology to allow Southwest to operate international flights in 2014. AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, currently serves international destinations. As the AirTran international flights transition to Southwest, Amadeus will support Southwest’s international flying.
19 Apr 2012
Finnair, a major European airline carrying over 8 million passengers a year and with growth markets in Asia, has adopted the Amadeus Ancillary Services solution to distribute its ancillary programme in northern Europe. The service enables passengers to book their preferred seat in Scandinavia, Finland and Benelux, as well as extra baggage in Finland, both through Amadeus travel agencies and via Finnair’s direct channels, including the carrier’s website.
21 Feb 2012
Amadeus announces that it has acquired the Frankfurt-based company airconomy, an international strategy consultancy supplying precise and comprehensive data on passenger demand.
1 Feb 2012
Amadeus has announced the creation of the world's first interline Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) link. The application of EMD to interline partnerships means that participating airlines can now facilitate payment for and delivery of ancillary services across their partnerships and alliances.
30 Jan 2012