Amadeus travel agencies to enjoy full Altéa benefits of Vistara distribution agreement
• India's new full service carrier signs agreement to distribute full content, fares, schedules and availability to Amadeus travel agencies.
New Delhi, India, 30 December 2014: Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announces the signing of a long-term full content agreement with Vistara, India's new full service carrier.
Amadeus-connected travel agencies now have access to Vistara's full range of air content.
Vistara previously announced in October that it is the first airline in India to adopt the Amadeus Altéa Suite, giving Amadeus travel agents additional, unique advantages. Both the airline and travel agent share a single reservation number and the same view of the passenger name record (PNR), including any updates throughout the journey.
Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara, said, "Vistara is pleased to have Amadeus on board as our distribution partner. Vistara customers can now choose to avail our unique value propositions across various platforms, be it via the web, mobile, customer service center or through Amadeus' strong network of agents and booking services."
Hazem Hussein, EVP Airline Commercial, Amadeus Asia Pacific, added, "Vistara is a unique, full-service Indian carrier bringing a new service offering to Indian passengers on domestic routes. This agreement helps Vistara to access Amadeus' global network of travel agents and demonstrates Amadeus' commitment to delivering the best airline content to travel agents. We are proud to partner with one of the region's newest airlines."
Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus India added, "We were excited to welcome Vistara as an Amadeus Altéa partner. Now we are pleased to expand the partnership to provide Amadeus-connected travel agencies with access to Vistara's full content of schedules, fares and availability. We look forward to working with Vistara as they launch a new chapter in Indian aviation."
Amadeus plays a critical role in the distribution space with 40.4% market share globally of travel agency air bookings.
TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%. Vistara brings together Tata's and SIA's legendary hospitality and renowned service excellence to launch a full service carrier in India aimed at creating memorable flying experiences for its customers. Obsessed with quality, the company aims to set new standards in the aviation industry in India, with international best practices and state-of-the-art technology in the Indian air transport sector.
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Amadeus - Corporate Communications