Ryanair signs Amadeus GDS deal

Ryanair will expand its distribution
Ryanair will expand its distribution

Ryanair has signed a distribution agreement with Amadeus for its fares and ancillaries. 

Travel agents using Amadeus’ systems will now be able to see the airline’s offering with no surcharge and the same price as listed on Ryanair’s website from 1 November.

As well as fares the deal will also include the airline’s ancillary products such as the new Business Plus offering.

The carrier will have a ticketless approach so is using an XML link to Amadeus that integrates the carrier’s products into the usual booking process.

The deal is the Irish carrier’s second GDS partnership after signing up with Travelport earlier this year.

Michael O’Leary, CEO Ryanair commented: “Ryanair is pleased to partner with Amadeus whose technology represents a significant opportunity for us to reach a wider range of business and corporate customers. With more than 27% of our customers already travelling on business, we are continuing to improve Europe’s best business service, with the lowest fares, most on-time flights and our tailored Business Plus service. For business travellers, corporations and TMCs, this agreement will mean greater access to our low fares and Europe’s largest route network.”

Holger Taubmann, SVP Distribution, Amadeus added: “Ryanair is one of the world’s most successful low fare airlines so we are delighted the airline has seen the value of working with Amadeus to increase its reach, yield and merchandising capabilities. Our technology will enable travel agencies to book Ryanair flights easily and seamlessly.”

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