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Low-cost Carriers (LCCs) for Online Travel Retailers

Low-cost carriers ( LCCs)

Travel has changed significantly over the past decade with the introduction of Low-Cost and Hybrid Carriers (LCCs), who have made both leisure and travel more accessible and affordable to a wider audience. Having recognised this evolution, we have enhanced our technology and content offer to enable you as an Online Travel Retailer to leverage this change in the most profitable way. As an Online Travel Retailer, you need to compete and offer content parity but not at the cost of complex and costly integrations. Thanks to our light ticketing technology, you can now offer low cost carrier content to your online shoppers. We believe there are 5 good reasons to book LCC content in Amadeus:
 
  1. Stay ahead of the pack and and offer more to your online shoppers: Offer the same fares and services adding more value to your offer such as convenience, flexibility and more bookable combinations. You can also benefit from full content and guaranteed fare parity in Amadeus with any indirect channel. 
  2. Optimise search capabilities: differentiate and benefit from Amadeus exceptional expertise and track record in flight search and cache management for low cost carrier content as well as full service carriers, enabling instant and accurate search results, so you can boost your website with better search results, faster! This will give you first advantage thanks to the performance and accuracy of the Amadeus cache. Benefit from the richness of the Amadeus search results, including mini-rules, bag allowance and ancillary services.
  3. Fully enhanced experience: search and book LCC content and full service carriers more easily through the same GDS flow. Benefit from itinerary changes, cancellations of bookings – through Amadeus Ticket Changer – and service changes which are supported through the same flow as those of full service carriers. Streamline your business thanks to one search and booking flow, PNR and AIR integration.
  4. Increased profitability: booking LCC content via Amadeus can also prove more profitable compared to alternative channels. So, you can save on maintenance and IT costs and avoid instability and frequent downtime periods. 
  5. Innovate and open new possibilities: Amadeus LCC content is available in the Massive Computation Platform, thus opening the path to a full exploitation of our innovative suite search solutions. Take your customers into a new innovative search experience with Amadeus Extreme Search and Amadeus open search technology solutions.
 
Key benefits
  • Full mid- & back-office integration: the back-office A.I.R. (Amadeus Interface Record) will contain the full PNR information, so that you can fully integrate your low cost carrier  bookings in your internal & external reporting 
  • Service changes: as part of our commitment to give you all airline content, you can now also change services through standard repricing & reissuance entries
  • Amadeus ticket changer: your online shoppers or your call centre agents can change reservations in just a few key strokes, whilst the system recalculates the fare difference
 
Main features
Enhanced availability flow
 
OTAs can access low cost carrier content from the standard neutral availability and schedule displays alongside all other airlines in one single flow.
 
Increased flexibility
 
OTAs can now use standard pricing workflows and modify low cost carrier PNRs for flights and services as they would when booking a traditional airline