Jet Airways renews global distribution contract with Amadeus

September 23rd, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Jet Airways, India’s largest private carrier, has renewed its global distribution contract with Amadeus, the leading global technology and distribution partner to the travel industry, it was announced Tuesday. This will make available seats on Jet Airways and its wholly owned subsidiary Jet Lite through the Amadeus global distribution system (GDS), expanding the two airlines’ offerings of high-quality service and affordable fares to millions of travellers, an Amadeus statement said.

“The continuation of the contract will provide continued benefits to both traditional and online travel agent communities,” it said.

“By providing a secure access to content, the renewed contract will allow agents to offer the highest quality customer service and best available fares on two of India’s leading airlines through Amadeus’ distribution network of more than 92,000 travel agencies worldwide,” the statement added.

According to Sudheer Raghavan, Jet Airways’ chief commercial officer, the airline “is establishing itself into a global carrier with its international expansion. With our fully owned subsidiary Jet Lite, the group has enhanced its services by opening up air travel to a whole new segment of the market, bringing affordable travel to millions.

“Our partnership with Amadeus will support this growth,” Raghavan added.

Amadeus India managing director Ankur Bhatia said: “Jet Airways and Jet Lite together represent a formidable force in India’s airline industry, so it’s excellent to have them on board.

“The partnership is testament to the fact that Amadeus’ cutting-edge technology and leadership position in the Indian market continues to add significant value and makes us the preferred technology partner within the travel industry,” Bhatia added.

Amadeus Asia Pacific president David Brett welcomed the renewal.

“This will ensure both airlines are reaching out to the broadest possible customer base, offering both the full-service and low-cost airline experience to a new generation of air travellers in India,” he maintained.

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