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AirAsia partners with Amadeus to offer exclusive promotional fares from India

Promotion valid until May 9th, 2010

New Delhi, May 6th, 2010:  AirAsia, the world's best low cost carrier has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry to offer exclusive promotional fares to Indian travellers. The promotion will be on until May 9th, 2010 and is the first of its kind for AirAsia in India. All Amadeus travel agents across India will be able to offer their customers special fares during the promotional period with access to the airline's full inventory.  

In addition, as part of the promotion, an agent selling the highest number of sectors on AirAsia each week will win a Sodexo voucher worth INR 1,000. Amadeus Agents can access the full range of Air Asia's fares, schedules and inventory and make payments through their Agency account or by credit card. 

Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus India, said, "Amadeus always looks to offer the best content to our travel agency partners. This exclusive promotion with AirAsia is the first time the airline has partnered with a GDS on a promotional offer in India. We are very pleased to offer these special fares and incentives for Amadeus-subscribing agents, and we will continue to partner with AirAsia to offer more exclusive deals in the future."

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About Amadeus India

Amadeus is the chosen technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry. The company provides distribution and technology 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). Amadeus operates under a transaction-based business model that offers IT solutions to virtually all players in the travel industry. 

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 72 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 195 countries.

Amadeus India Private Limited was established in 1994 and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Amadeus India's head office is located in New Delhi, with a wide network of 40 branch offices providing support to travel agents across the Indian sub-continent. Amadeus India offers agents access to more than 95% of scheduled airline seats as well as hotel rooms, insurance packages, car hire and other travel services worldwide. Amadeus' distribution system is preferred by travel agents in 172 cities across India, with over 28,676 terminal installations in more than 9,050 travel agencies.

More information about, visit the Amadeus India website: www.amadeus.in

Contact details:

Amadeus India
Corporate Communications                
Ms. Ritu Bararia    
Tel: +91 11 30613300
Fax: +91 124 4610667    
Email:rbararia@amadeus.co.in

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Rishabh Khandelwal/ Stuti Singh              
Tel. +91 96543 33030 /+91 97172 69625
Email: rishabhk@sixdegreespr.co.in / stutis@sixdegreespr.co.in

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