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Amadeus signs long-term full content agreement with Lufthansa and SWISS

Amadeus, Lufthansa German Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines have signed a long-term full content agreement. The agreement, which is valid until the end of 2014, will guarantee travel agents worldwide access to the full range of Lufthansa and SWISS content through Amadeus, with no surcharge.

Madrid, Spain / Frankfurt, Germany, 23 December 2009: Amadeus, Lufthansa German Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines have signed a long-term full content agreement. The agreement, which is valid until the end of 2014, will guarantee travel agents worldwide access to the full range of Lufthansa and SWISS content through Amadeus, with no surcharge.

From 1 March 2010, the full range of Lufthansa and SWISS fares, schedules and inventory made available through the Amadeus system will be the same, and under the same conditions, as that offered through any indirect or direct channel, distribution provider or website.

“We are delighted with this agreement which brings comfort, stability and efficiency to the many thousands of travel agents worldwide who make bookings on Lufthansa and SWISS, two of the world’s leading airlines,” says Philippe Chérèque, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Amadeus.

“This agreement strikes an important balance between delivering distribution efficiency for Lufthansa in a cost effective manner while at the same time maximizing our volumes by ensuring unrestricted access to our content through Amadeus, one of our most significant distribution and IT partners” says Thierry Antinori, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board – Marketing & Sales.

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Contact details

Amadeus
Corporate Communication / Corporate Marketing
tel: +34 91 582 0160
fax : +34 91 582 0188
e-mail : mediarelations@amadeus.com

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Corporate Communications
Boris Ogursky
Tel.: +49 69 696 – 96006 or –2999
Fax: +49 69 696 – 95428
http://media.lufthansa.com

Swiss International Air Lines Ltd
Corporate Communications
Phone: +41 848 773 773
Fax: +41 44 564 21 27
media@swiss.com
SWISS.COM