Amadeus has signed a worldwide agreement with Virgin Atlantic to ensure travel agents have access to the airline’s full range of content. The full range of Virgin Atlantic’s fares, schedules and inventory made available through the Amadeus system will be the same, and offered under the same conditions, as that offered through any indirect or direct channel, distribution provider or website.
Jon Harding, general manager International & Distribution, Virgin Atlantic, says: “We have always been and remain committed to travel agencies who form an essential part of our multi-channel distribution strategy. We are delighted to announce this agreement with Amadeus and look forward to building on the close working relationship we enjoy with them.”
“We are pleased to be able to offer travel agencies the security of knowing they will be able to access the full range of Virgin Atlantic content through Amadeus,” says Ian Wheeler, vice president, Marketing and Distribution, Amadeus.
Amadeus has over 130 agreements which enable travel agents to access airlines’ full inventory. This represents over 255 million bookings a year, or 70 percent of all airline bookings sold by Amadeus travel agencies worldwide.