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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: "Wi...
|December 06, 2012
Amadeus Makes Inroads With Ground Handling Companies With 20 Signed Contracts In Just Over A Year
Amadeus has secured 20 long-term IT agreements with Ground Handling companies in just 1.5 years since the launch of the Amadeus Altéa Departure Control System (DCS) for Ground Handlers. Once these 20 customers are fully migrated to the new platform by 2015, Amadeus will be processing 85+ million passengers boarded per year through this solution. Swissport International, the world's leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, and SATS, a leading provider of gateway services a...
|December 05, 2012
Amadeus Signs Global Full Content Agreement With Virgin Australia
Amadeus has announced a multi-year full content agreement with Australian airline, Virgin Australia, to guarantee Amadeus subscribers worldwide access to the carrier's full range of fares, inventory and schedules. The global agreement with Amadeus will support the airline's evolution into a full service offering and grow its corporate and International business. With this agreement, Virgin Australia's domestic and long haul schedules, fares, last seat availability and associated inventor...
|November 14, 2012
Abacus Commentary: China Travel Deregulation & The Potential For Airlines
800 million new air travellers are expected to be flying from 2009 to 2014, with at least a quarter coming from China (1). During this same period, airline passenger revenues are expected to double, reaching US$53 billion (2). As of November 2012, there are 120 registered commercial airlines (97 international carriers) in China (3), carrying more than 270 million passengers on domestic flights and greater than 21 million on international flights. Growth is prevalent everywhere in the fastest gro...
|November 07, 2012
Amadeus Mobile Access Gives Travel Agents Easy, Secure 24x7 Customer Service
Amadeus has announced the launch of Mobile Access, a browser-based mobile device reservation solution to help travel agents in Asia Pacific address the needs of travellers 24x7. Powered by Resbird Technologies, India, a member of the Amadeus Partner Network, Mobile Access is the smartphone and tablet version of Amadeus Selling Platform, the travel industry's most used retailing application. Amadeus Mobile Access helps travel agents address the immediate needs of travellers remotely via a...
|November 07, 2012
Abacus Signs Landmark Partnership With Vietnam Airlines
Abacus International has signed a new multi-year partnership with Vietnam Airlines, the flag carrier of Vietnam. Through the agreement, Vietnam Airlines will continue to provide all Abacus-connected travel agents with access to all fares, seat availability, fare families and optional services offered by Vietnam Airlines. "It is an important time now in our growth strategy, and we look to Abacus' leadership in Asia Pacific through its relationships, experience, expertise and presence to seaml...
|November 06, 2012
Hahn Air and Deer Jet Explore Bizjet Distribution Opportunities In Asia
Hahn Air and Deer Jet, a leading business jet operator and service provider of business aviation in Asia, are jointly announcing their new cooperation supported by Cessna Aircraft Company. Hahn Air and Deer Jet are signing a Memorandum of Understanding to explore future directions and opportunities in bizjet distribution and sales in the Asian Pacific realm. Among the objectives of the collaboration is the research of innovative means of bizjet distribution using GDS, combining premium long-h...
|November 05, 2012
Emirates Adopts Abacus Groups - First In Asia
Abacus International has announced today that Emirates has implemented the Abacus Groups suite of solutions. Abacus Group is the first Group Management Solution adopted by Emirates in Asia. Emirates joins a host of airlines across the region as well those specifically in the Middle East looking to drive higher efficiency in group booking management and greater sales revenue by leveraging the Abacus Group solution in South Korea and Malaysia initially. Abacus Groups, designed to help airlines ...
|October 22, 2012
Amadeus and Jetstar Japan Sign New Global Distribution Agreement
Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, and newly launched Jetstar Japan (GK), a leading Japanese LCC, have announced a global distribution agreement that will provide travel agents with worldwide access to the new airline's range of fares, domestic schedules and inventories. The landmark agreement makes Amadeus the first global distribution system to offer Jetstar Japan's content to travel agencies worldwide since th...
|October 22, 2012
Abacus Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Far Eastern Air Transport
Abacus International has announced an exclusive content agreement with Taiwanese carrier Far Eastern Air Transport (FE). Under the agreement, Far Eastern Air Transport will provide Abacus connected travel agents with full access to fares and inventory, and only Abacus agents will be able to book directly for the airline. Established in 1957, focusing on chartered flights early in its history, Far Eastern Air Transport started scheduled flights in 1965 and soon became the top brand in Taiwanes...
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