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Joint statement from Lufthansa and Amadeus

Amadeus and Lufthansa have a long history of working successfully together both on travel distribution and the implementation of major IT projects. During this history, the two companies have developed a far-reaching relationship based on a principle of long-term partnership.

Madrid, Spain, 30, May, 2008 : Amadeus and Lufthansa have a long history of working successfully together both on travel distribution and the implementation of major IT projects. During this history, the two companies have developed a far-reaching relationship based on a principle of long-term partnership.

More recently, there has been a widely-published debate between the two companies regarding the introduction of Lufthansa’s Preferred Fares Programme.

The joint aim of Amadeus and Lufthansa is to reach a long-term agreement leading to competitive conditions for Amadeus travel agents which extends well into 2009 and beyond, and both companies are working to achieve that objective before 1st of July.

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Notes to the editors

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 has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations in 76 countries covering more than 215 markets.

The company is majority owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa. Amadeus employs over 7,800 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities.

More information about Amadeus is available at: www.amadeus.com

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