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Travel Agencies: Accelerate LCC bookings with a streamlined process 

Fredrik Odeen

Senior Manager, New Carrier Strategy, Travel Channels, Amadeus IT Group

We’re here to help travel agencies streamline processes when booking LCCs (low-cost carriers and hybrid carriers) through our platform. Why? We’ve said it before and it is still true: speed and efficiency creates more time to run a successful agency business. In the world of travel, this gives agents more chances to reach out and capture opportunities. And this can mean everything in a highly competitive marketplace.

Did you know that LCCs have reached 28% share of all global seats? (CAPA: Jan-May 2017)

We now have more than 100 LCCs integrated into our global systems. This means travel agencies can enjoy the following benefits:

Book LCCs faster & turn cost-savings into profit

  • 5x faster  than LCC websites
  • 2x as fast as aggregator sites
  • 3x quicker on changes than any other booking application

These time savings mean real money for agencies:

  • €3 cost  saving on a round trip
  • €6 cost saving on re-bookings and changes

Travel agencies can book 80% of all LCCs seats globally through Amadeus. And we are adding new carriers every year, with 13 being added last year alone: Fly Safair, West Air, TAG Airlines, Dart Airlines, to name a few.

We reached a milestone when we implemented Eurowings a light ticketing carrier recently. This means that for the first time travel agents using Amadeus can now book all published Eurowings fares for their customers, from the most affordable Basic Fare, through to the premium BEST fare, and long haul routes, while also adding seats, bags and other ancillaries to the booking. We invest heavily in content and functionalities and our platform features even more dynamic offers and many new enhancements, thus helping travel agencies accelerate the pace of their LCC business.

Not only does this help improve bottom lines, but it also boosts customer loyalty. The Amadeus platform can tackle any change the customer wants and overcome disruptions. If your customers have peace of mind, then you turn into their trusted travel partner and win their hearts. It’s that simple.

Our belief and purpose is based on maximum efficiency to improve how travel agencies operate. You can find what your customers want in one place and you can issue tickets in a few key strokes. It’s faster, easier, and more profitable. Why spend your valuable time looking for and comparing LCC fares on a number of websites? You can do this on one screen with Amadeus.

Accelerating the pace of your LCC sales is easy when you simply use the power you have at your fingertips. Trends are accelerating and we see 88% growth in LCCs bookings over the past 4 years. Be one of the travel agencies that capitalizes on this trend.

Visit the Amadeus Travel Agencies website to learn more about our LCC offers.

Check out all the savings you can make by booking LCCs in Amadeus

Explore the LCCs available in your market


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