Ryanair to end GDS deal with Amadeus

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Budget carrier to continue to serve agents via Travelport and Sabre

Ryanair has announced it will end its global distribution system partnership with travel tech firm Amadeus on December 15, after both parties were unable to reach a renewed commercial agreement.

The budget carrier says it will continue to service travel agents through its GDS partnerships with Travelport and Sabre whose commercial agreements remain unchanged.

Business passengers
The two companies forged a partnership in September 2014, making Amadeus Ryanair’s second GDS as part of a drive to attract more business customers.

“Our distribution partnership with Amadeus, which has been in place since September 2014, will end on 15 December next after a new commercial agreement could not be reached,” said Ryanair CMO Kenny Jacobs.

“We wish Amadeus well and thank them for their support during our successful GDS partnership. We will continue to work together through our use of the Navitaire platform, an Amadeus company,” he added, as Ryanair is a Navitaire New Skies customer.

“Customers should rest assured that this cessation with have no impact whatsoever on access to Ryanair’s low fares.”

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