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Amadeus Low-Cost Carriers


Travel has changed significantly over the past decade with the introduction of Low-Cost and Hybrid Carriers. Having recognised this evolution, we have enhanced our technology and content offer to enable your Tour Operator business to leverage this change in the most profitable way.
As a Tour Operator, 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 holiday travellers.
  • Stay ahead of the pack and offer more to your leisure travellers: We offer content parity on most of our LCCs, and we offer adjustable packages that are particularly suited to holiday travellers – including luggage in packages which is cheaper through Amadeus than going directly to the carrier’s site.  
  • Optimise search capabilities: Differentiate yourself and benefit from Amadeus' exceptional expertise and track record in flight search and cache management for Low-Cost Carrier content - enabling instant and accurate search results. This will allow you to  boost your website with better search results, faster! You can gain first advantage thanks to the performance and accuracy of the Amadeus cache; as well as benefit from the richness of Amadeus search results, including mini-rules, bag allowance and ancillary services.
  • Fully enhanced experience: search and book Low-Cost Carrier content more easily through the same GDS flow. You can also benefit from itinerary changes, booking cancellations – through Amadeus Ticket Changer – and service changes. You will also streamline your business thanks to one search and booking flow, PNR and AIR integration.
  • Increased profitability: booking Low-Cost Carrier content via Amadeus can also prove more profitable compared to alternative channels. You can save on maintenance and IT costs and avoid instability and frequent downtime periods. 
  • Innovate and open new possibilities: As a As a Tour Operator, you need to provide your customers with complete packages to attractive destination worldwide.  Ensure your customers get where they want – with our innovative solution, offer long haul flights to your customers with virtual interlining to get them to their destination using multiple Low-Cost Carriers.
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
  • Reservation changes: thanks to 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
  • Unique retailing features: instant search, virtual interlining, merchandising and more
Main features
  • Enhanced availability flow: Tour Operators can access low-cost carrier content from the standard neutral availability and schedule displays alongside all other airlines in one single flow
  • Increased flexibility: Tour Operators can now use standard pricing workflows and modify low-cost carrier PNRs for flights and services as they would when booking a traditional airline