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|April 07, 2014|
Malindo Air Sells Full Range of Fares Via Amadeus
|Amadeus has announced a new distribution agreement with Malindo Air, one of the newest airlines in the Asia Pacific region. |
With this agreement, Amadeus travel agents in Asia Pacific will have immediate access to the same level of Malindo Air fares, availability and functionality as any other travel agency content channel. Malindo Air -- a joint venture between National Aerospace and Defence Industries of Malaysia and Lion Air of Indonesia -- joins over 400 airlines, including over 70 low-cost and hybrid carriers that distribute their fares via Amadeus' extensive network of travel agencies.
Chandran Rama Muthy, Chief Executive Officer of Malindo Air, commented, "We are a young airline with ambitious plans, and we see the travel agency channel as critical to helping us bring our low fares and value-added services to even more customers. Amadeus' unrivalled network across the region and worldwide makes them the ideal partner to help us achieve that."
Angel Gallego, President, Amadeus Asia Pacific said, "Our partnership with Malindo Air reinforces our commitment to bringing the widest range of low cost air travel options to our travel agency customers in the region. As the demand for affordable travel continues to grow, especially here in Southeast Asia, we remain focused in our efforts to help airlines like Malindo Air tap on this growth via the travel agency network."
From now until 12 Apr 2014, travel consultants in Malaysia, who book Malindo Air tickets through Amadeus, are eligible to win cash prizes.
Malindo Air is a Malaysian hybrid airline based at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Commencing operations on 22 March 2013, Malindo Air is the first airline to operate the brand new B737-900ER in Malaysia. Malindo Air started its ATR72-600 operations from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang Skypark on 3 June 2013. The carrier operates a network of scheduled passenger services throughout Malaysia, and has spread its wings to regional destinations in Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh and India. Malindo Air prides itself in offering its customers competitively low fares, on-time flights and excellent customer service. We want our customers to travel in comfort. Our brand new fleet of Boeing 737-900ER aircraft offers extra legroom and comfort. Malindo Air aims to continuously deliver exceptional air services while offering LOW FARES with ADDED VALUE. Malindo Air aims to have a fleet of 100 aircraft in the next 10 years and will initially serve routes with distances of up to five hours from the Malaysian capital. Malindo Air is a member of the PT.Lion Group.
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).
The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.
The group operates a transaction-based business model.