Amadeus signs new deal with United
April 15, 2014, Madrid, Spain - Amadeus has announced a new multi-year agreement with United Airlines for worldwide distribution services. Under the new agreement, Amadeus subscribers around the world are guaranteed continued access via the Amadeus System to United’s full range of content.
The agreement also provides for access and booking of the carrier’s ancillary offerings such as Economy Plus® extra-legroom premium seating.
“We’re very pleased to reach this new global agreement with Amadeus to offer United’s full range of products and services to our corporate and agency partners around the world,” said Tom O’Toole, United’s senior vice president of marketing and loyalty. “We look forward to working with Amadeus to better merchandise our content and to provide the ability for travellers and agents to access, shop and buy these offerings.”
Amadeus is committed to deliver leading merchandising technology to airlines around the world while giving agencies valuable new content to best serve traveler needs. As a global leader in airline merchandising, Amadeus has deployed ancillary services across 74 markets worldwide, and 23 airlines currently distribute their services via the Amadeus System with over 50 more signed up to do so.
“With this agreement, we are excited to continue our long-term global partnership with United including distribution of their ancillary offerings. We look forward to continuing to work jointly with United to advance their global merchandising goals,” said Holger Taubmann, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Amadeus IT Group.
Availability of United’s Economy Plus seating for Amadeus travel agencies in North America is scheduled for mid-year with global implementation planning underway.
”Amadeus is committed to establishing long-term content agreements like this to provide stability to our travel subscribers. Distribution of United’s content and ancillary services in North America and around the world is critical to our subscribers and their ability to serve passengers. United and Amadeus will continue to work together to maximize United’s business opportunities across our global network,” said Scott Gutz, President and CEO, Amadeus North America.