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Amadeus and AirAsia sign Global Reservation Deal

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Wednesday, 15 November 2006

AirAsia and Amadeus have signed an agreement by which the airline will distribute and sell its seats through the Amadeus system.

Through the agreement, signed on Tuesday, all Amadeus travel agents and corporate customers across the globe will have full access to book seats on all the three carriers in the AirAsia family; AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia, as well as Fly Asian Xpress (FAX).

Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive of AirAsia Berhad said, We are pleased to work with a global leader such as Amadeus. This agreement will see AirAsia deploy a next generation distribution solution for ticketless travel in Asia Pacific. Having pioneered and revolutionized air travel in Asia by providing incredibly low fares so more people can fly, this is yet another step for us to reach out to an even wider range of travellers.

David Brett, President Amadeus Asia Pacific said, Our partnership with AirAsia reinforces the value of travel agency distribution as an important complementary sales channel for low cost carriers. More importantly, it reiterates our long-term commitment to the low cost airline sector and underpins our confidence in our new generation solutions for this segment, as well as our promise to the travel agency community, to continually offer the widest possible range of content through this critical distribution channel.

According to the International Air Transport Association in their 2005 to 2009 forecast summary, all international passenger routes will grow by 5.6% while travel within Asia Pacific is estimated to grow by 6.8%.

In year 2005, 46.7 million passengers took off from Changi airport; 45 million each from Hong Kong international airport, Bangkok and KL international airport while Seoul Incheon attracted 30 million.

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