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Air France, KLM and Lufthansa to Use Amadeus for Distribution in China

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Air France, KLM and Lufthansa are among the first international airlines to receive approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to use Amadeus under the new CRS (Computer Reservations System) regulations.

For the first time, the authorised airlines will be bookable, via Amadeus through a pre-selected group of travel agencies in Beijing.

 This preliminary group of travel agencies will soon be expanded to include other locations like Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Bart Tompkins, Managing Director, Amadeus China, said, Implementing a new market wide policy is not without its challenges and we appreciate the CAACs efforts to progress the airline applications. In addition to the initial list of approved airlines and travel agents, we have several more that have committed to working with us in the market.

Travel agencies will be able to automatically price complex itineraries with fare guarantees, re-issue tickets, and manage changes and refunds, all within minutes.

Amadeus is also in the process of applying for IATA billing and settlement plan (BSP) certification in China. Once obtained, this will give international airlines and travel agents the ability to use the Amadeus system to settle ticket payments, in line with industry practices.

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