Amadeus has launched a new Cloud-based solution that allows airlines to cater to the growing volume of online searches being made by travellers.
The new Amadeus Airline Cloud Availability tool, will has been piloted by Lufthansa using the Google Cloud Platform, enables airline data to be stored remotely in the Cloud.
By synchronising the airline’s central systems and the airline’s availability calculation in real-time, consumers can search for an airline’s fares and receive “close to 100% accurate results” of the airline’s availability.
According to Amadeus, this means that the airline does not lose out on any sale opportunity by being able to respond to all shopping requests, whilst protecting the airline’s own central systems.
The solution can also be scaled up on demand to meet to cope with any search peak, which means airlines do not need to anticipate such peaks several months in advance.
“Amadeus is in a unique position to provide this ready-made solution to all airlines, including our Altea customers, deploying and operating the same software in distributed instances with native data synchronisation,” explained Herve Couturier, executive vice president of research & development at Amadeus. “Importantly, this fully includes the application of the most advanced origin-and-destination revenue management logic.”
Lufthansa said it was “thrilled with the initial results of the pilot”.
“This solution combines our airline industry expertise along with Amadeus technology leadership to deploy a fully scalable remote instance of our content within the proven Google Cloud Platform. With the continuous proliferation of digital channels, this future-proof innovation has opened a new era in real time merchandising,” said the airline’s chief information officer, Roland Schuetz.