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Travel Technology Interactive and Amadeus
partner to offer competitive IT solutions
to regional and small international airlines
Madrid, 12 December 2005: Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, today signed a partnership with Travel Technology Interactive (Travel Technology Interactive), to offer enhanced passenger service & distribution solutions to regional and small international airlines worldwide.
The partnership responds to the need of these airlines for a passenger service solution that is tailored specifically to their needs and resources, and that is quick to implement. The package offered by Travel Technology Interactive and Amadeus includes a web-based end-to-end customer management solution, Aeropack NG, designed by Travel Technology Interactive, plus access to Amadeus global distribution channel and communication network.
Aeropack NG, which is currently used by 11 airlines, is specially adapted to suit the specific needs of regional and small international airlines and can be deployed in just one month. It integrates key functionality for them to efficiently manage their passenger services. This includes applications for inventory management, multi-channel reservation, yield and revenue management, departure control, electronic ticketing, code-share and interlining, plus real-time reporting to monitor business operations.
Through Amadeus global distribution and communication network, Aeropack NG customers will gain distribution reach that was previously unavailable to them, in addition to significant cost savings by using Amadeus extensive global communication infrastructure for their messaging processes. Their inventory will be marketed through the 75,000 travel agency locations connected to Amadeus, as well as by some of Europe's leading internet portals, including Opodo. In addition, Amadeus Message Net will provide them with fast and secure connections for their day-to-day communication with the airline community and Amadeus best-in-class TCP/IP networks.
Grégoire Echalier, Managing Director of Eurofinance Travel Group (Travel Technology Interactive), explains, "This partnership with Amadeus will prove a winning formula for airlines seeking a competitive and cost-sensitive turn-key solution including electronic ticketing that can be quickly implemented. Aeropack NG customers now have an added advantage through Amadeus global reach and cutting edge technology."
Frédéric Spagnou, Vice President of the Airline Business Group at Amadeus points out that: "Small airlines now have access to a competitive solution matching international standards that will allow them to compete better at a global level. This agreement also reflects Amadeus ambition to distribute the inventory of every airline in the world, regardless of their size."
Notes to the editors:
About Travel Technology Interactive
Travel Technology Interactive is the technology subsidiary of the Eurofinance Travel Group, specialising for over 30 years in the travel and transport industry. Since 2001, Travel Technology Interactive has developed integrated solutions for airlines and ferry companies. These solutions, based on the most advanced technology, cover the critical functions these airlines need, from inventory to yield and revenue management, and also enable selling via the internet. Travel Technology Interactive also provides reliable connectivity with GDSs, an appealing factor for regional and small international airlines.
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories: Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consultancy.
Solutions for Travel Providers
Amadeus delivers leading-edge solutions that cover airlines unique business needs, independent of their size, business model or market reach.
Amadeus pioneering new-generation Customer Management Solution (CMS) portfolio, Amadeus Altéa CMS, serves network and regional carriers. The Altéa portfolio, based on a pioneering community platform concept, enables improved operational efficiency and increases revenue. The portfolio consists of the Altéa Reservation (Sell), Altéa Inventory (Plan) and Altéa Departure Control (Fly) solutions.
Low Cost Carriers have alternative Customer Management Solutions "Pioneer CMS and Results CMS by Amadeus - based on adaptive technology that provides robust options that easily adjust to their evolving operational requirements.
Further complementing these integrated IT solutions is the Amadeus e-Travel Airline Suite that includes the Amadeus e-Retail engine, whichpowers more than 120 websites of over 60 airlines.
Other standalone IT solutions include: revenue integrity and automatic ticket reissue tools, in addition to full e-ticket interlining and ground-handling management technology services.
For more information, please visit the website: www.amadeus.com
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