Austrian and Amadeus sign long-term full content Agreement

The agreement guarantees agents access to the full range of Austrian Airlines' content through Amadeus with no surcharge new contract runs until the end of 2014

New Delhi, February 9, 2010: Austrian Airlines and Amadeus have signed a long-term "Full Content" agreement. The contract runs until the end of 2014. As of March 1, 2010, travel agencies worldwide will have guaranteed access to the full range of Austrian Airlines fares and inventory through Amadeus, with no surcharge.

Speaking at the occasion, Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus India, said, "Our association with leading operators such as Austrian Airlines recognise the crucial importance long term content agreements have for operators and travel agencies. Partnerships such as these are an important step towards achieving our goal of securing sustainable and long-term content agreements with key airlines worldwide."

The agreement ensures that Austrian Airlines' schedules, fares, last seat availability and associated inventory available through Amadeus will be the same and under the same conditions as in all other direct or indirect sales channels, distribution systems or websites worldwide. Amadeus is one of the most important distribution partners of Austrian Airlines.

Christina Debbah, Vice President Global Sales & Distribution, said the following: "With this new agreement, Austrian Airlines will have competitive and cost effective distribution by using Amadeus as a partner both in Austria and in our international markets."

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Austrian Airlines is Austria's largest carrier and offers a global route network of 120 destinations. In Central and Eastern Europe, the route network is particularly dense: With 45 destinations Austrian Airlines is the market leader throughout the region. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company's hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe's largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.

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