Air China partners with Amadeus

Amadeus has successfully implemented electronic ticketing for Air China in Taiwan. As one of the first few e-ticketing partners to be chosen, the move will enable all Amadeus subscribers in Taiwan, both online and traditional agents, with enhanced efficiency in the ticketing process.

As China’s national air carrier, Air China is the country’s largest overseas carrier and flies to more than 250 international destinations. It is also the official airline partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

“With the launch of the e-ticketing facility through Amadeus, Air China will now be able to enjoy a simpler workflow. Not only will ticket processing and monitoring be much faster than before, we will also be able to enjoy significant cost savings that were otherwise not achievable through the paper ticketing process,” said Mr.Hu Fajin, Senior Manager, E-Commerce Department, Air China. “On the passengers’ end, this would mean greater convenience in the form of a faster, easier check-in and less overall wait time.”

Damian Hickey, Vice President Airline Business Group Asia Pacific said: “Having effectively introduced e-ticketing in over 30 countries with Air China already, we are delighted to have been selected by them once again on this occasion. E-ticketing has become a norm in the travel industry today, and will be the way of the future. Amadeus is fully committed to providing Air China with the best possible IT solutions, and will continue to bring business benefits and cost savings to them.”

A preferred IATA partner, Amadeus provides airlines with solutions from its leading ticketing portfolio designed to help carriers comply with the Simplifying the Business e-ticketing initiative. Amadeus is the world leader in e-ticket distribution having enabled e-ticketing for 202 airlines and 143 markets, far ahead of the nearest competitor.