Austrian and Amadeus sign long-term full content Agreement
· The agreement guarantees agents access to the full range of Austrian Airlines’ content through Amadeus with no surcharge
· New contract runs until the end of 2014
The agreement ensures that Austrian Airlines’ schedules, fares, last seat availability and associated inventory available through Amadeus will be the same and under the same conditions as in all other direct or indirect sales channels, distribution systems or websites worldwide. Amadeus is one of the most important distribution partners of Austrian Airlines.
Christina Debbah, Vice President Global Sales & Distribution, said the following: “With this new agreement, Austrian Airlines will have competitive and cost effective distribution by using Amadeus as a partner both in Austria and in our international markets.”
“This is an important step in our strategy to secure sustainable and long-term content agreements with leading airlines worldwide,” commented Philippe Chérèque, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Amadeus. “We are very pleased with this agreement as it recognises the crucial importance that long term content agreements bring to airline and travel agency partners alike.”
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About Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines is
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.
Amadeus operates under a transaction-based business model that offers IT solutions to virtually all players in the travel industry. The Amadeus system processed more than 670 million billable travel transactions in 2009.
Amadeus has central sites in
The company is majority owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air
More information about Amadeus is available at: http://www.cca.amadeus.com