Amadeus and Southwest Airlines have announced a new multi-year agreement.
This will allow Amadeus’ corporate travel booking tool users to gain access to Southwest’s fares and inventory. Greater functionality will be available to users of Amadeus’ e-Travel Management and i:FAO’s cytric corporate booking tools.
Enhanced features include an integrated display showing live availability, last seat inventory, fare searches returning the lowest available fares and booking and ticketing capabilities for the carrier’s loyalty program. The functionality will support all pricing and fare rules, and return of ticket number.
Kevin Krone, vice president marketing and chief marketing officer at Southwest Airlines, said: “Providing seamless functionality and booking ease to our corporate customers worldwide is a focus we share with Amadeus.
“This new global agreement marks another milestone in our continued partnership, offering a new dimension in distribution to deliver world-class access to our entire available inventory of seats to more than 90 destinations.”
Scott Gutz, Amadeus’s president and chief executive for North America, added: “Corporations need access to Southwest’s content and we couldn’t be more pleased to assure that the carrier can offer their products in the way they want through our direct corporate channels.”