OAG To Provide Daily Airline Schedule Updates for AgenciesMay 16, 2012 By: Newswire Travel Agent
OAG and Amadeus report a new enhancement to provide airline schedule information with OAG providing Amadeus a daily transmission of schedule data files. OAG’s data is used globally by Amadeus-served travel management companies, travel websites and agencies.
“Amadeus is the first global distribution system to use a daily OAG schedule feed,” said John Grant, EVP networks of UBM Aviation, parent company of OAG. “This enables travel agents and their customers to access more accurate information when they’re looking to book a flight – a major competitive advantage for any global distribution system.”
The OAG database contains schedules for over 1,000 airlines and over 4,000 airports, OAG reports. The database tracks over 28 million departures a year ahead. This data is updated continuously, and OAG processes up to 50,000 airline schedule-change messages per day.
Approximately one third of the flight schedules in the Amadeus system are based on OAG's data. Airlines can also update their schedules directly in the Amadeus system.