Delta to Sell Economy Comfort Seats Via Amadeus GDSAugust 7, 2012 By: Newswire Travel Agent
Delta Air Lines and Amadeus report expanding their relationship to enable the sale of Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy seats, via Amadeus’ global distribution system (GDS). The expanded long-term agreement provides more choices for Delta customers and travel agents.
As part of this new agreement, Amadeus said it will support Delta’s "retailing and differentiation objectives" through the distribution of its branded fares as well as its Economy Comfort premium seats. Amadeus also said it will also work with Delta on initiatives in the areas of traveler authentication and personalization.
Economy Comfort features three to four inches of additional leg room across Delta’s fleet of two-class aircraft as well as giving passengers priority boarding. On long-haul international flights, the seats also have up to 50 percent more recline than standard economy class seats. Customers receive complimentary beer, wine and cocktails. Economy Comfort is available on all Delta mainline aircraft and more than 250 two-class regional jets.
Amadeus said it currently has long-term content agreements in place with airlines worldwide representing over 80 percent of all bookings made by Amadeus travel agencies.