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Jet Asia Airways celebrates successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa Suite

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Jet Asia Airways marks a key milestone as they conclude the fastest Amadeus Altéa migration to date

Bangkok, Thailand, 9 February 2015: Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, and Jet Asia Airways, a Thai airline based at Suvarnabhumi Airport, announced today that it has completed successful implementation of the full Amadeus Altéa Suite. The project has been the fastest Amadeus migration to date for a carrier in Asia Pacific, spanning only 3 months.

The Amadeus Altéa Suite, used by more than 120 airlines globally, is a complete Passenger Service System that offers full reservation, inventory and departure control capabilities. The implementation of the Altéa Suite will be key to Jet Asia Airways’ ongoing expansion programme, which includes the launch of a new network of scheduled passenger services that connect Thailand with North Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

In particular, the Altéa Suite broadens Jet Asia Airways’ distribution channels enabling the airline to successfully enter new international markets and customer segments, such as online sales and bookings via travel agencies. Amadeus’ technology will additionally enable the airline to efficiently operate its new scheduled network, while still providing flexibility for it to also support its charter operations.  

Jacob Saba, President of Jet Asia Airways, said, “We are delighted to hit this critical milestone for Jet Asia. As we continue to evolve our business model, having the right technology partner is key to ensuring that we are set up for success. With Amadeus’ strong track record working with airlines in Asia Pacific, we are excited to have partnered with them to drive our business forward.”

“As a small but fast-growing airline, we were delighted at the speed and agility extended by the Amadeus implementation team to enable us to implement their leading-edge technology in a record timeframe. The Altéa system will be central to Jet Asia’s future growth and success” added Mr Saba.

Hazem Hussein, Vice President, Airline Commercial, Amadeus Asia Pacific, added, “This implementation is only the first step in the journey and we are excited and honored to support Jet Asia Airways as they transform their business. We are committed to providing our expertise to support their goals in delivering their vision and strategy for the future, and are confident that our next-generation technology will deliver the flexibility, responsiveness and scalability required for success.”

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Notes to the editors:
About Jet Asia Airways
Jet Asia Airways commenced operations in 2010 from Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport Thailand, by obtaining an Air Operator Certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation of Thailand to offer air charter services for Africa, China, Japan, Korea, and the Middle East.

In 2014, Jet Asia Airways inaugurated Full Service scheduled airline flights from Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi to Tokyo-Narita, Jakarta and Jeddah and plans to launch services to Seoul, Tianjin and Shenyang. The airline also operates a range of other charter services from North Asia to major tourist destinations in Thailand.

For more information, please visitwww.flyjetasia.com.

About Amadeus
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).
The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.
The group operates a transaction-based business model.
Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol “AMS.MC” and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.
To find out more about Amadeus please visitwww.amadeus.com, and www.amadeus.com/blog for more on the travel industry.
Contact details:
Edelman for Amadeus Asia Pacific
Nitha Sri/ Isabelle Marchand
Tel.: +65 6733 1110


Asia Pacific, Thailand, Merchandising, Altea