Amadeus unveils cloud based search tool for aviation sector

Amadeus unveils cloud based search tool for aviation sector

Amadeus has launched Amadeus Airline Cloud Availability, which aims to support airlines in coping with steadily rising search and shopping requests.

Amadeus Airline Cloud Availability was piloted by Lufthansa earlier this year using the Google Cloud Platform infrastructure.

It enables instances of airline data and revenue management logic to be deployed remotely in the cloud, which can then serve local demand around the world.

According to Amadeus, by synchronising the airline’s central systems and the distributed instances of the airline’s availability calculation in real-time, consumers can search and shop for Lufthansa’s offers more efficiently and receive close to 100 per cent accurate results of the airline’s availability.

At the same time, the airline does not lose out on any sale opportunity by being able to respond to these exponentially growing shopping requests, whilst protecting the airline’s own central systems.

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“Airlines are facing fluctuating demand which requires the ability to manage a high amount of transactions and strong peaks in traffic,” explained Christophe Baroux, head of cloud platform, south Europe, Middle East & Africa at Google.

A unique, cloud-based dynamic availability solution from Amadeus, Amadeus Airline Cloud Availability, will help airlines cope with this huge increase in search and shopping volumes, while applying dynamic revenue management strategies and enhancing the user experience.

Roland Schuetz, senior vice president, Lufthansa, added that: “Cache-based systems within major shopping engines have certain limitations and they do not accurately reflect our sophisticated revenue management policies.”

The solution can be scaled up on demand to meet the airline and channel needs offering flexibility and efficiency.

Combined with highly automated cloud infrastructure, it copes 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 Altéa customers, deploying and operating the same software in distributed instances with native data synchronisation,” explains Herve Couturier, executive vice president of research and development at Amadeus.

“Importantly, this fully includes the application of the most advanced Origin-and-Destination revenue management logic.”