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Amadeus Gets Low Cost Brazilian Airline Deal

Amadeus and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. have signed an agreement for the distribution of GOL’s flight and fare information to tourism professionals around the globe. Effective August 2005, GOL’s flights will be available for booking and sales through the Amadeus System.
“Given our expansion and international code-share projects, we recognised the need to increase our distribution channels and reach a greater number of passengers, particularly in the United States and Europe,” said Wilson Maciel, GOL’s Planning and IT Vice-President. In addition to sales through GOL’s website, the agreement with Amadeus will make GOL’s flight information available to more than 67,000 travel agencies in 217 markets around the world. “Our philosophy is based on low costs, high productivity and high quality service. Amadeus will help us continue to grow, as we will now be able to offer our highly competitive fares with a greatly expanded reach,” added Mr. Maciel.

For Amadeus, Frédéric Spagnou, Vice President, Airline Business Group, added: “For more than 10 years, the world’s leading airlines have trusted in Amadeus’ technology to grow their business economically and efficiently. The agreement with GOL, one of the most successful low cost airlines in the world, makes us especially proud. GOL is the 26th airline in the low-cost segment to have its flight and fare information distributed by Amadeus. This partnership will benefit the entire travel industry, particularly in the Americas and Europe, where Amadeus is market leader.” Approximately 500 airlines are currently available through the Amadeus System