Amadeus has announced that travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada utilizing the Amadeus System can now access and book Air Canada’s Preferred and Advance paid seat offerings.
Air Canada’s Preferred Seats offer travelers more space to relax or work during their flight, while Advance seat selection allows travel professionals to secure the seat that best meets the needs of their Tango fare customers directly from the Amadeus seat map.
Powered by Amadeus’ technology and distribution reach, Air Canada can more conveniently market and sell the offerings, resulting in more and clearer options for travelers and greater efficiency and selling opportunities for travel professionals.
For travel professionals, benefits include:
- Personalized, end-to-end travel arrangements with more choices and options, including Air Canada paid seat options from the Amadeus seat map at the initial booking or after the ticket is issued.
- Increased efficiency as booking Air Canada paid seat options follows a standardized Amadeus booking flow, saving time and reducing errors.
- Staying competitive by expanding the range of content offered which helps retain and grow business.
Air Canada is one of over 45 airlines offering Amadeus ancillary services and fare families to date in the North American marketplace. In addition, the partnership between Air Canada and Amadeus extends beyond merchandising, as Amadeus provides the faring technology behind Air Canada’s direct reservation desk and also powers the recently launched www.aircanada.com. The site has a responsive design, improved booking flow and enhanced search options for travelers to deliver the most convenient digital experience.
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served more than 45 million customers.