Amadeus inks deal with RAK Airways
Dubai, November 27, 2013
Amadeus, a leading technology partner to the global travel industry, has signed a global distribution and full content agreement with RAK Airways.
Under the deal, RAK Airways can distribute its content to a wide-ranging network of travel agencies across the globe through the Amadeus global distribution system (GDS) and ensure full parity between content distributed on its direct channels and via the Amadeus GDS, said a statement.
Travel agents will be able to search, book and ticket RAK Airways flights directly from their Amadeus reservation application. Further, agents have access to the entire range of fares, schedules and inventory on Amadeus, besides other direct or indirect distribution channels used by RAK Airways.
Antoine Medawar, vice president, Amadeus Mena, said: “The UAE is a fast-advancing global aviation hub and as a technology provider, it is our prerogative to ensure we provide our customers with a comprehensive range of options via the Amadeus GDS. Our agreement with RAK Airways reinforces our core objective to ensure that travel agencies connected to the Amadeus system are able to maintain their competitive edge with access to relevant content.”
With the current network of destinations, RAK Airways is an important player in terms of business, Umrah and blue-collared passengers, serving destinations in the GCC, Levant, North Africa, India and Pakistan.
Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman, Department of Civil Aviation Ras Al Khaimah and vice chairman, RAK Airways, said: “RAK Airways intends to continue to expand operations globally and is eager to provide a plethora of new options to our customers. We look forward to working with Amadeus to ensure that our clientele has greater and wider accessibility to our full range of fares and inventory.”
The agreements allow RAK to enhance its presence with new distribution channels in its own market as well as in the markets it serves. - TradeArabia News Service