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Amadeus claims 70% of tickets will be electronic by end 2006

Travel News Asia Monday, 4 September 2006

Amadeus has announced that it expects 70% of the tickets issued through its system to be electronic (e-tickets) by the end of 2006. The current figure is 64.5%.

Amadeus is a world leader in e-ticket distribution having enabled e-ticketing for 153 airlines and 138 countries. Amadeus has already implemented e-ticketing for 39 airlines this year and expects to implement a further 20 by the end of the year.

Henri Hourcade, Air France Vice President Distribution & Internet said, With its network of deployed countries, Amadeus electronic ticketing provides unparalleled opportunities to decrease our ticketing costs. In order to meet the IATA deadline, Air France is currently implementing numerous electronic interline agreements with its partners, which Amadeus is able to deploy efficiently and rapidly to its travel agencies. Electronic ticketing provides additional services to our passengers with the possibility to check in at airport kiosks or online.

Amadeus rate of implementation of e-ticketing for airlines is getting faster through the year. The company is an IATA preferred supplier for achieving paperless travel by 2007, and is well on track to complete its part in this key milestone for the industry.

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