Do you know your Amadeus history?

John Webb

Social Media Consultant, Amadeus

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Throughout the 1990s, we continued to set standards by developing innovative and user-friendly products, establishing a presence around the world - via the opening of country operations and regional offices - and creating an online presence.


Born as a GDS in 1987 by Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia, and SAS, we quickly set our sights on bold frontiers: setting up the Amadeus International Travel Agency Advisory Board, creating our first country operation in Finland, and being the first global distributor to offer neutral (unbiased) flight availability data.

By 2000, we received quality certification (ISO 9001:2000) from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) – the first company of our kind to do so.

Since 2000, world-leading airlines such as British Airways, Qantas and Finnair contracted our Airline IT Services.

And now at the beginning of the 21st century – our future looks even brighter.

A multi-year content and technology agreement with Expedia, a joint contractwith Southwest Airlines, and a €200 million loanfrom the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Where do you think we'll be in another 25 years?