Madrid, 18 September 2006: Amadeus, global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, has signed up Alitalia to its Full Content Option, which secures the airline’s complete public inventory of flights and fares. Travel agents can now access these fares using Amadeus, with no GDS surcharge on these bookings.
With this agreement, Alitalia assures that its schedules, fares, last seat availability and associated inventory, available to travel agents through Amadeus, will be the same as content offered in:
- any internet website, including Alitalia’s own website
- the airline’s own reservation system
- any other GDS
Frédéric Spagnou, Vice President, Amadeus Airline Business Group says: "This agreement is further proof of Amadeus’ commitment to provide travel agents with the necessary content, that allows them to supply their customers with the best travel options."
Giovanni Matassa, Director Revenue Management & Distribution, Alitalia comments: "This new agreement allows us to assert the value that both Amadeus and the travel agents bring to our distribution strategy."
Over fifty leading European airlines have already signed the Full Content Option. Amadeus Full Content Option is available to all airlines in the European market.
- End -Notes to the editors:About Alitalia
Attention, quality, comfort and efficiency: these are the keywords that have always guided Alitalia in offering services that are more and more innovative, practical and effective.
In 2001, Alitalia joined the SkyTeam international alliance which includes several leading airlines in Europe and worldwide – Northwest, KLM, Air France, AeroMexico, CSA Czech Airlines, Continental, Delta, Korean Air, Aeroflot – with a network serving 728 destinations in more than 149 countries.
Alitalia network offers a wide range of flight, times and destinations with more than 800 flights that link everyday Italy to 51 different countries around the world.
More information about Alitalia is available at www.alitalia.comAbout Amadeus
A world-leading technology and distribution solutions provider, Amadeus delivers unparalleled expertise to the travel and tourism industry, including leading-edge solutions that cover airlines’ unique business needs, independent of their size, business model or market reach.
Amadeus’ pioneering new-generation Customer Management Solution (CMS) portfolio, Amadeus Altéa CMS, serves network and regional carriers. The Altéa portfolio, based on a pioneering community platform concept, enables improved operational efficiency and increases revenue. The portfolio consists of the Altéa Reservation, Altéa Inventory and Altéa Departure Control solutions.
Low Cost Carriers have alternative Customer Management Solutions – Amadeus Pioneer CMS and Results CMS by Amadeus - based on adaptive technology that provides robust options that easily adjust to their evolving operational requirements.
Further complementing these integrated IT solutions is the Amadeus e-Travel Airline Suite. Over 70 of the world’s leading airlines use the Amadeus e-Travel Airline Suite to power over 250 websites in more than 80 markets.
Other standalone IT solutions include: revenue integrity and automatic ticket reissue tools, in addition to full e-ticket interlining and ground-handling management technology services.
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