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Agreement builds on longstanding partnership supporting easyJet’s multi-channel strategy driving business bookings
Amadeus-connected travel agencies can continue to access easyJet’s range of content through the Amadeus Travel Platform
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, and Amadeus today announce the renewal of a long-term agreement, giving travel sellers continued access to easyJet’s range of fares.
The distribution agreement will support the airline’s multi-channel growth strategy by continuing to focus on business travellers and ensuring easy access to book the airline’s range of business-friendly products such as Inclusive and FLEXI Fares.
easyJet and Amadeus originally began working together in 2007. In subsequent years, easyJet became the pilot carrier for Amadeus’ innovative light ticketing functionality, which allows travel agencies to book easyJet like any other carrier whilst the airline uses XML-technology to connect to Amadeus.
Through the continued use of this technology, easyJet will sell its’ range of products and seats. Amadeus has also been instrumental in supporting easyJet’s growth of bookings via the Amadeus Travel Platform and its global travel agency network year-over-year.
Thomas Haagensen, Group Markets Director at easyJet, said: “easyJet offers an unrivalled network flying to more primary airports on the top 100 European routes than any other carrier which means we are ideally placed meet the expectations of where our customers want to fly for business. Having been one of the first airlines in the low-cost sector to make its inventory available through Amadeus’ global distribution system, we continue to deliver on our strategy to increase our appeal, especially to the business travel sector and are pleased to have renewed our partnership. This will enable us to leverage light ticketing whilst making key fares and ancillaries available along with our corporate negotiated fares.”
“Increasing appeal amongst business passengers also extends to airlines’ sustainability credentials and so we were pleased to recently announce becoming the first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across our network..”
Manuel Midon, EVP Airlines North & West Europe, Amadeus: “easyJet benefits from our unparalleled network of corporations, travel management companies, travel agents and market reach, helping the airline grow in the business travel vertical. We are delighted to continue our journey with easyJet, supporting mutual business strategies and driving value from indirect distribution. As our long-standing partnership strengthens further with easyJet, we look forward to delivering future innovations together in the travel and technology space.”
Amadeus partners with more than 110 low-cost and hybrid carriers today. LCCs are fully integrated in the Amadeus Travel Platform which means integrated side-by-side comparison and automated single workflow booking. This brings efficiencies for travel sellers while allowing LCCs to maximize growth opportunities through Amadeus’ global travel agency network.