1988

Amadeus becomes the first European company to operate in the new European Currency Unit (ECU)

Step by step, we start to expand.Amadeus becomes the first European company to operate in the new European Currency Unit (ECU), doing so until the introduction of the Euro.

Our software development centre in Nice, France is inaugurated after being created in just seven months. We begin construction of our data processing centre via the placement of the cornerstone. The first Amadeus national marketing company (NMC) is opened in Finland, soon after Finnair decides to join the Amadeus network, followed by Austria and France and Unisys to develop the Amadeus Fare Quote System.

Amadeus is the first company to introduce and use the European Currency Unit (ECU), which is used as the pricing unit in Amadeus’ participating carrier and service provider agreements. Amadeus is praised by the European Commission for its foresight and initiative.