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Turkish Airlines and Amadeus sign full content agreement worldwide and boost cooperation

The new 3-year contract offers guarantees of full content to all agencies subscribing to Amadeus outside Turkey

New Delhi, 15  April 2011: Turkish Airlines and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, have signed a 3-year full content agreement that guarantees all travel agents worldwide, outside Turkey, access to the full range of the carriers' fares, inventory and schedules.

"We are delighted about this new agreement that boosts our relationship with Amadeus and allows Turkish Airlines to have competitive distribution in our international markets", says Faruk Cizmecioglu, EVP Sales and Marketing, Turkish Airlines. "Travel agents outside Turkey can now enjoy efficient access to the complete range of our offer through Amadeus for the next three years".

Commenting on the agreement, Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus India said, "We look forward to a mutually rewarding association with Turkish Airlines through this tie up. This agreement further demonstrates Amadeus' commitment to offer full content to its travel agency partners,ensuring functional and content parity with all other distribution channels."

The new agreement offers Amadeus' subscribers outside of Turkey the same level of fares, availability and functionality as the airline distributes through its own website."This is a critical step in Amadeus' strategy to secure long-term efficient access to the content of key airlines worldwide", said David Doctor, Director Airline and Travel Agency. "Amadeus is a significant provider of distribution reach to Turkish Airlines and this contract lays the ground for a stable long-term cooperation with the carrier".

With a passenger volume per annum of 30 million, Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Amadeus is a chief distribution partner of the carrier. This new contract is part of an increasing number of content agreements which Amadeus has recently signed with key airlines including, Aerolíneas Argentinas, TAP Portugal, Cathay Pacific and Alitalia.

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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 217 cities across India as well as in Bangladesh, Nepal and Colombo with over 42,000 terminal installations in more than 13,000 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

Six Degrees Public Relations
Neha Vij              
Tel.+ 91 9810408014
Email: nehav@sixdegreespr.co.in


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