EasyJet and Amadeus have jointly announced the renewal of a long-term agreement, giving travel sellers continued access to easyJet’s range of fares.
The distribution agreement will support the airline’s multi-channel growth strategy by continuing to focus on business travellers and ensuring easy access to book the airline’s range of business-friendly products such as Inclusive and FLEXI Fares.
EasyJet, which has seen robust demand, and Amadeus originally began working together in 2007. In subsequent years, easyJet became the pilot carrier for Amadeus’ innovative light ticketing functionality, which allows travel agencies to book easyJet like any other carrier whilst the airline uses XML-technology to connect to Amadeus.
Growth in bookings
Through the continued use of this technology, easyJet will sell its’ range of products and seats. Amadeus has also been instrumental in supporting easyJet’s growth of bookings via the Amadeus Travel Platform and its global travel agency network year-over-year.
Group markets director at easyJet, Thomas Haagensen said: “easyJet offers an unrivalled network flying to more primary airports on the top 100 European routes than any other carrier which means we are ideally placed to meet the expectations of where our customers want to fly for business.”
“Having been one of the first airlines in the low-cost sector to make its inventory available through Amadeus’ global distribution system, we continue to deliver on our strategy to increase our appeal, especially to the business travel sector and are pleased to have renewed our partnership. This will enable us to leverage light ticketing whilst making key fares and ancillaries available along with our corporate negotiated fares.”
Amadeus partners with more than 110 low-cost and hybrid carriers today. LCCs are fully integrated in the Amadeus Travel Platform which means integrated side-by-side comparison and automated single workflow booking. This brings efficiencies for travel sellers while allowing LCCs to maximise growth opportunities through Amadeus’ global travel agency network.
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