Norwegian and Amadeus have announced a renewed partnership.
The airline has signed a distribution agreement that ensures Amadeus travel sellers access to the airline’s fares.
This agreement also welcomes Norwegian Air Argentina, a new carrier serving a market where the airline has recently received regulatory approval for over 150 routes.
The airline will also adopt Amadeus Customer Experience Management to gain relevant traveller insights, enabling it to drive loyalty through personalisation.
The close partnership between the two companies and adoption of key technologies have been instrumental in Norwegian’s growth.
Valuable insight into travellers’ booking and payment preferences from Amadeus’ travel agency network has enabled the airline to adapt its strategy and significantly increase agency bookings.
In fact, over 25 per cent of travel seller bookings for Norwegian now originate outside of Scandinavia.
The airline has also been able to connect to travel sellers in a more simple and efficient way by using Amadeus’ eTicketing solution.
Lars Sande, senior vice president of sales and distribution, Norwegian, commented: “As a growing global airline, it is vital to keep costs low and offer affordable fares.
“This way we can increase the number of passengers and add the direct routes that travellers want.
“It’s always difficult to enter a new market, where you’re not well-known, and our partnership with Amadeus has given us the technology, connections and insight we needed to grow our business.
“Travel sellers are a key channel for us representing 20 per cent of all our bookings.
“We are delighted to have renewed and expanded our relationship with Amadeus as we pursue continued growth.”
Under the renewed agreement targeted, bundled fares will continue to be offered through travel sellers.
These bundled fares include premium services and deliver a better booking experience for travellers and agency partners, helping to support the airline’s growth.
Norwegian has also been an Amadeus Altéa Passenger Service System customer since 2010.
This has helped its operations to run smoothly and consistently in every market, whilst bringing agility and efficiency to travel agencies selling the airline’s offer.
Agents are able to see real-time flight information with a shared PNR, gain instant visibility on seat availability and changes, and track and service customers throughout their journey.