Amadeus and American Airlines Announce New Long-Term Distribution Agreement
MIAMI & FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, and American Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation, today announce a new long-term global distribution agreement. The new agreement enables Amadeus subscribers to continue to access and book the full range of American-marketed flights and lays the groundwork for Amadeus to offer American’s full suite of additional products and services.
Under the new agreement, an end-to-end XML connectivity will be developed between Amadeus technology and American’s interface. Once complete, this enhanced XML connectivity will facilitate expanded ancillary product distribution, real-time personalized offers, and improved merchandising, including the ability to book American’s Main Cabin Extra premium seating product. Main Cabin Extra makes travel more comfortable by providing four to six inches of additional legroom and Group 1 boarding.
“We’re pleased to renew and expand our long term partnership with American Airlines,” said Scott Alvis, Chief Marketing Officer, Amadeus North America. “American and Amadeus share a culture of innovation and our teams work well together. We are committed to partnering with our airline customers to bring outstanding technology and expertise to help them achieve their plans.”
“Amadeus has shown an ability to adapt its technology to our business needs and we appreciate this spirit of partnership,” said Derek DeCross, Vice President of Global Sales for American Airlines. “Amadeus agents worldwide will benefit from an advanced solution that transparently displays the full range of American’s products and instantly delivers highly relevant, tailored offers to customers.”
Notes to editors:
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 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations globally.
The group operates a transaction-based business model. For the year ended December 31, 2012 the company reported revenues of €2,910.3million and EBITDA of €1,107.7 million.
Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and is a component of the IBEX 35 index. To find out more about Amadeus please visit www.amadeus.com.
About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American’s fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's website, aa.com®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage® program, voted Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol “AAMRQ” on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
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