easyJet and Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, have announced the launch of unique system enhancements that will allow travel agents around the world, in a phased approach, to book low-cost carriers with the same booking flow as that used for traditional carriers, regardless of the airline’s distribution preferences.
easyJet is the first carrier to become a light ticketing airline in the Amadeus system, thereby greatly improving the way in which travel agents access, book and provide service when selling easyJet flights.
The development is expected to increase bookings with the new pricing, ticketing and booking functionality offering the same look and feel as for traditional or flag carriers.
For the first time, traditional shopping, booking and back-office flows will be combined with real-time dynamic fares and a full ancillary offering provided through easyJet’s XML connection with Amadeus.
This will give all travel agencies, including corporations and TMCs, which use Amadeus, even better access to easyJet’s great value inventory than before.
Andrew Hodges, director for sales, distribution and business at easyJet, commented: “easyJet’s aim is to deliver value and efficiency to business travel agents and their corporate clients by making it easier to search, book and sell easyJet’s great value flights.
“Working with travel agents in the most effective way is fundamental to our strategy of servicing the higher yield business travel market and our move to become a light ticketing carrier within Amadeus is a key step in driving adoption and bookings from agents.”
easyJet was the first low-cost airline to connect to Amadeus via an XML solution in 2007.