Amadeus now handles nearly 2,500 transactions a second and there are over 23 million active PNRs in our central system. In the US Amadeus acquires Airline Automation Inc., a leading provider of revenue integrity services for the airline industry. It currently services more than 55% of US domestic reservations, including those of American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Amadeus becomes part owner of Opodo, the pan-European online portal that already operates successful internet travel sites in Germany, the UK and France and has expansion plans for key European markets. New NMCs open in Hong Kong, East Africa, Iran, Indonesia, Kuwait and Libya.