today announced that Bangkok Airways and Siem Reap Airways recently upgraded their access levels and are available at the highest level of connectivity in Amadeus. The real-time inventory of both carriers will now be available on the Amadeus System across more than 200 markets. This qualitative move maximizes sales opportunities for Bangkok Airways and Siem Reap Airways International, as well as over 61,000 travel agencies that sell air travel through Amadeus.
The third largest regional airline in Asia Pacific*, Thailand-based Bangkok Airways, which recently celebrated its 36th anniversary, and Siem Reap Airways International of Cambodia have upgraded to Amadeus Access Sell. With a modern fleet of aircraft serving Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia, Bangkok Airways, which operates three of its own airports in Thailand, recorded double-digit passenger growth in 2003.
Mr. Peter Wiesner, Vice President Marketing, Bangkok Airways, said, “This upgrade with Amadeus is a critical step as part of our newly-unveiled integrated strategy focusing on airlines, airports, and destinations. We expect to continue our record growth this year, and are confident that this partnership with Amadeus will assist us to deliver our exclusive service to exotic gems.”
David Brett, President, Amadeus Asia Pacific, added, “Reflecting our commitment to the delivery of first-class technology solutions for airlines in the region, we are seeing increasing numbers of Asia Pacific airlines upgrading their access levels with Amadeus.”
Both airlines have implemented Amadeus Access Sell, which enables travel agents to book flights with total confidence. Sales are made in real time, as if travel agents were using Bangkok Airways’ and Siem Reap Airways’ own systems to perform the transactions. Complementing Amadeus Access Sell, both airlines have also implemented Amadeus Access Update, offering schedule and availability information retrieved by travel agents that is identical to that of the airline’s inventory.