Amadeus has partnered with aviation data provider OAG to enhance its airline schedule information.
Under the agreement, OAG now provides to Amadeus a daily feed of schedule data files, which will be available to Amadeus-connected travel management companies, travel websites and agencies around the world.
“Amadeus is the first global distribution system to use a daily OAG schedule feed,” said John Grant, Executive Vice President of Networks for UBM Aviation, parent company of OAG. “This enables travel agents and their customers to access more accurate information when they’re looking to book a flight – a major competitive advantage for any global distribution system.”
The OAG database contains schedules for more than 1,000 airlines and in excess of 4,000 airports, tracking more than 28 million departures a year ahead. This data is updated continuously, with OAG processing up to 50,000 airline schedule-change messages per day.
“Airlines change their flight schedules to enhance margins, meet market demand, and seize competitive advantage and it is key that this information is made available quickly to travel agencies,” said David Doctor, Director Distribution Marketing at Amadeus. “With this new agreement, we can ensure that, for airlines which file their information in OAG, schedule changes are processed and new flights proposed for sale, immediately on the day.”
Approximately one third of the flight schedules in the Amadeus system are based on OAG’s data. Airlines can also update their schedules directly in the Amadeus system.