Ryanair returns to Amadeus GDS after a decade-long hiatus

Ryanair returns to Amadeus GDS after a decade-long hiatus

Ryanair has confirmed a wide range of fares and full ancillary services content can now be booked by Amadeus subscribers across Europe.

It is the first time in over a decade that Ryanair’s fares have been bookable through Amadeus and this is being made possible using Amadeus’ innovative light ticketing technology.

Amadeus subscribers will not be subject to any surcharge when booking Ryanair and the fares displayed via Amadeus will have parity with Ryanair’s other distribution channels, including its website.

Ryanair chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs commented: “Our new partnership with Amadeus is a significant development for Ryanair and for businesses and travellers across Europe as we continue to evolve our business and customer offering.

“As Europe’s largest airline, we’ll carry over 87 million customers this year on the largest route network, connecting 186 airports in 30 countries.”


He continued: “With more than a quarter of our customers already travelling on business, we are continuing to improve Europe’s best business service, with the lowest fares, most on-time flights and our tailored Business Plus service.

“For business travellers, corporations and TMCs, this agreement will mean greater access to our low fares and Europe’s largest route network.”

The use of Amadeus’ revolutionary technology, designed specifically for low-cost and hybrid airlines, provides simplicity for both Ryanair and Amadeus travel agency partners.

With a completely ticketless approach for the airline, dynamic fares and ancillary content are provided via an XML link to Amadeus.

Amadeus subscribers’ experience of booking Ryanair flights and ancillary services will be exactly the same as booking any other airline through the

Amadeus system with the complete integration of traditional shopping, booking and back-office processes combined with real-time dynamic fares and services.