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 December 11, 2012
Korean Air and Amadeus Sign Full Content Global Agreement

 Korean Air, South Korea's flagship airline and Amadeus have signed a full content agreement providing travel agencies worldwide guaranteed access to the full range of fares and inventory through the Amadeus system.

The agreement ensures that Korean Air's schedules, fares and inventory content is available through all Amadeus points of sale worldwide, including travel agencies and travel management companies.

Kee Hong Woo, Senior Vice President, Passenger Business at Korean Air, said: "With this new agreement, we ensure that travel agents both in Korea and in our international markets will be provided with the highest level of access to Korean Air's full range of content and services. Furthermore, this agreement will also help travel agents to provide not only the best available content but also enhanced customer services, reflective of our commitment to excellence in flight."

David Brett, President, APAC, Amadeus, said: "We're pleased to offer Korean Air's full content to our travel agency customers not only in the Asia Pacific region and across the globe. We continue to strengthen our airline distribution relationships and ensure they provide full content to travel agencies who in turn better service travellers' needs around the world."

The Korean Air and Amadeus agreement strengthens a long-standing relationship that expands also to the Airline IT space, with the airline's plan to migrate to the full Amadeus Altea Suite, including Reservation, Inventory and Departure Control in 2014 and separately, the agreement to migrate TOPAS, Korea's leading travel information system provider, to the Amadeus system also in 2014.

A leading member in the SkyTeam alliance, Korean Air is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried (23m PB) and is also the top-ranked international cargo airline.