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