Amadeus has closed the gap of the “first and last mile” of the air journey, by announcing the launch of the Amadeus Taxi & Transfer solution in partnership with Cabforce, with Scandinavian Airlines as launch partner.
Airlines can now integrate a hassle free “one-stop-shop” in their website, offering a wider range of additional products and services to their customers to increase bookings and revenues.
Cabforce, a leading player in the pre-arranged taxi-transfer solution market, will provide its experience and expertise in the optimisation of the booking process and its excellent customer communication helping increase adoption of the feature.
Cabforce’s taxi-transfer services are already available through the self-booking tool - Amadeus e-Travel Management - and the travel agencies’ point of sales - Amadeus Selling Platform - but this partnership marks the first time that a taxi-transfer solution is integrated in an airline’s website.
Cabforce’s taxi content is available in six continents, and Amadeus and Cabforce will be working together to add more destinations to this growing list.
The Amadeus Taxi & Transfer offer is currently bookable through SAS’ website, with several other airlines in the pipeline to implement this solution.
This agreement comes at a time when there is an ever growing focus by airlines on the ancillary services offering as a complementary revenue source; while in parallel travellers are looking for the seamless travel experience which this solution provides.
Karl Eklund, head of digital sales, SAS, said: “We have seen an increasing demand for services like this and are happy to offer this solution to SAS customers.
“Booking airport transfer prior to arrival can make journeys less stressful.
“We are pleased to be the launch partner and are looking forward to developing this service together with Amadeus and Cabforce.”