Air France-KLM and Amadeus renew their content agreement and launch the New Economy Offer in the travel agency channel
• Amadeus travel agencies worldwide will continue to benefit from guaranteed access to the full range of fares from both airlines and all regional airlines in the group. They are now also able to book the ‘’New Economy Offer’’ which gives the customer the choice between a simplified product with options and an all-inclusive offer.
Madrid, Spain, 10 January, 2013: Air France-KLM, one of the leading airline groups in Europe and Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, have renewed their content agreement.
Thanks to this agreement travel agencies worldwide will continue to have guaranteed access to the full range of fares and inventory relating to more than 74.8 million seats and 90.000 flights operated annually by Air France and KLM through the Amadeus system. The agreement also includes the content of regional airlines in the group.
Travel agents will continue to offer optional services to their customers such as Economy Comfort for KLM or Seat + for Air France using the Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services solution (AAAS), a fully integrated end-to-end solution which enables airlines to merchandise their ancillary services. Furthermore, Air France has launched the ‘New Economy Offer’ available to 58 destinations on the short and medium-haul network, allowing travel agents to give the customer an option that will allow choosing between the all-inclusive fare and a MiNi fare.
Jean Wieviorka, SVP Global Sales and Distribution, Air France-KLM, said: “We are very pleased to reach this agreement, which fits in the Transform plan of the Group. This is a great move forward in our long term relationship with Amadeus. The extension of the content agreement supports Air France-KLM strategy to give Amadeus travel agents worldwide an efficient access to our wide range of services, fares and options.”
“We are delighted with the extension of the content agreement, which reinforces our relationship with Air France-KLM. This is an important step within the overall Amadeus strategy to secure long term content agreements with leading airlines worldwide,” said Holger Taubmann Senior Vice President, Distribution, Amadeus. “Given the important role which travel agency distribution plays, long-term content agreements like this provide stability to both airlines and travel agencies alike."
Today 80% of Amadeus bookings worldwide are made on airlines with which Amadeus has a content agreement.
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Notes to the editors:
Amadeus is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.
Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers).
The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 947 million billable travel transactions in 2011.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.
Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol “AMS.MC”. It is a component of the IBEX 35, STOXX Europe 600 Index, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
For the year ended December 31, 2011 the company reported like-for-like revenues of €2,712 million and EBITDA of €1,039 million. The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.
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