AirAsia in the
Philippines has implemented a new travel booking tool. Amadeus LCC
Smart allows travel agencies to book AirAsia content using a
web-like interface in the Amadeus global distribution system
The launch of Amadeus LCC Smart follows
the commencement of Philippines’ AirAsia’s domestic services
earlier this year and addresses the increasing demands of travel
agencies who prefer to use a simple, graphic user interface (GUI),
instead of the traditional ‘green screen’ booking platform.
solution has been designed to reduce the complexity of the booking
process by simplifying the number of key strokes required to finalise a booking, saving the travel agent time and improving
Amadeus LCC Smart was developed to
add value to Amadeus Ticketless Access, a solution that displays
real-time fares and flight information from the Low Cost Carriers
(LCC) available through the Amadeus GDS.
Marianne Hontiveros, CEO of AirAsia Inc.,
“AirAsia and Amadeus have enjoyed a great working relationship
since 2009, with Amadeus delivering advanced technology solutions
that continually meet the needs of our customers in the region.
This partnership also provides easy access not only to
Philippines’ AirAsia destinations but to AirAsia’s extensive
network that spans more than 20 countries and 75 red hot
destinations across Asia and Australia.”
Travel agencies can also be able to book AirAsia
flights and ancillary services such as baggage, meals, seats and
comfort kits in one go, reducing the time spent on click through.
They can add, remove or modify ancillary services, seats or add
additional passenger information after pricing just as easily.
David Brett, President, Amadeus Asia Pacific said,
“Amadeus LCC Smart optimises workflow for travel agents with the
familiar AirAsia website interface, but without the need to learn
different commands or leave the Amadeus Selling Platform. Amadeus is very proud to be pioneering the new
solution with AirAsia in Asia Pacific. Our new solution will help
support the airline’s growth and rapid expansion throughout Asia
and globally. It will enable travel agents to find flight options
to suit a broader range of needs, especially for travellers who
are particularly budget-conscious.”
Amadeus LCC Smart will be available free of charge
to travel agencies using the Amadeus Selling Platform distribution
system in the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam and with more
markets in Asia Pacific in 2012.
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