Amadeus has launched new generation IT solutions for filing private fares in the distribution system. (9/6/2007)
Fares can now be filed through the FareXpert Filing Platform and the XML Fare Data Interface. The new technology will help airlines, consolidators and travel agencies to implement the results of negotiations between airlines and their distribution partners over fares.
“Bilateral agreements between airlines, online travel agencies and consolidators are likely to play an ever-greater role in the travel distribution value chain as competition increases. The fast and accurate loading of fares is growing in the list of priorities for all these companies,” says Georg Ruebensal, Director of Operations for Expedia in Asia Pacific.
Negotiated – or private – fares filed via Amadeus fare filing solutions account for roughly 40 million Amadeus bookings each year.
“It is crucial that we can make a fare available to the market as soon as possible, otherwise we lose the benefit, so filing fares quickly and accurately is very important; we expect negotiated fares in particular to increase in importance. The new FareXpert Negotiated Fares solution is more flexible, user-friendly and overall more powerful; filing fares is quicker and fares are available for sale within a few minutes - FareXpert includes a great deal of time saving functionality,” said Eric Duroselle, Pricing and Distribution Manager for American Airlines in France.
Amadeus XML Fare Data Interface allows large volumes of fares to be loaded automatically from an in-house database to the Amadeus system.