Madrid, 19 April 2006. Amadeus, global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, has signed KLM up to its Full Content Option, which secures the airline’s complete public inventory of flights and fares. Travel agents and corporations in Europe can now access these fares using Amadeus, with no GDS surcharge on these bookings.
By signing the agreement, KLM assures travel agencies that schedules, fares, last seat availability and associated inventory available through Amadeus will be the same as content offered in the following channels:
- any internet website, including KLM’s own website
- the airline’s own reservation system
- any other GDS
Nearly fifty leading European airlines have signed the Full Content Option. Amadeus Full Content Option is available to all airlines for the European market.
Frédéric Spagnou, Vice President, Amadeus Airline Business Group, says: “This agreement is further proof of Amadeus’ commitment to delivering the most relevant content to travel agents and corporations around the world.”
Rob Westerman, Director Distribution Strategy KLM said: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Amadeus. By signing this agreement we confirm that both Amadeus and the travel agent continue to be a valuable distribution channel for us.
Notes to editors:
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is an international airline operating worldwide. Its home base is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of the most modern airports in the world. KLM forms the core of KLM Group, other members being KLM Cityhopper and the leisure operator transavia.com.
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. Amadeus maintains customer operations in 75 countries covering more than 215 markets.
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