Amadeus gets spicy!

Amadeus and SpiceJet, an Indian LCC, have announced a new distribution agreement that gives Amadeus’ global network of travel sellers access to the airline’s range of fares and prices through the Amadeus Travel Platform.

This new opportunity allows passengers to choose how, where and when to buy tickets in order to meet their specific needs. The distribution deal means that it’s now possible to compare value instead of just price during the process.

This is the first time that SpiceJet has worked with a distribution partner. By connecting travellers through the world’s largest community of travel retailers and buyers, the airline will now be able to showcase its products on a global scale, gain access to new markets and partners. This will significantly grow its customer base. Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director of SpiceJet said: “I am delighted to announce our new partnership with Amadeus which will help SpiceJet reach new customers both within and outside India.” Echoing his comments was, Cyril Tetaz, executive vice president, Airlines, Amadeus, Asia Pacific: “With our partnership including distribution and IT solutions, we are very proud to support SpiceJet in its growth in India and beyond.”

SpiceJet is India’s second biggest budget carrier operating, around 516 daily flights to 59 destinations, which includes eight international destinations. The airline will soon start flying to Jeddah, which will be its ninth international destination.

Amadeus’ solutions connect travellers through its network of travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways.

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