Amadeus travel agencies worldwide will continue to have guaranteed access to Qantas full range of fares and ancillary services via the Amadeus distribution system
Madrid, Spain, 26 September 2012: Amadeus, a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, and Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, today announce the extension of a long-term, full content agreement that guarantees Amadeus users worldwide access to the carrier’s full range of fares, inventory and schedules.
Travel professionals using the Amadeus system will continue to have access to the airline’s domestic and international schedules, fares, and last seat availability through the Amadeus system under the same conditions as those offered through the airline’s website qantas.com and other distribution channels.
Additionally, the new agreement ensures that Amadeus users will be able to book and pay for Qantas ancillary services which today includes advanced seat selection.
“We are pleased to reach this agreement and look forward to strengthening our long term relationship,” said Qantas Executive General Manager forDomestic Sales, Distribution and Marketing,Stephen Limbrick.
Holger Taubmann, SVP Distribution at Amadeusremarked: “We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with Qantas and we will continue to provide advanced technology solutions that meet the needs of both the airline and their customers”.
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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”. 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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