Agents are being given the ability to sell Air France simplified fares with options and all-inclusive rates in a renewed distribution deal with Amadeus.
Included in a renewed content agreement is Air France’s ‘new economy offer’ which provides all inclusive fares and ‘MiNi’ tariffs starting at €49 for passengers travelling without checked bags.
The offer, available to 58 destinations on the French carrier’s short and medium-haul network, particularly targets the 60% of passengers who are looking for the cheapest fares and the 40% who travel without checked baggage. The offer covers flights from February 6.
Agents will continue to offer optional services such as Economy Comfort for KLM or Seat + for Air France using the Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services solution.
The Amadeus deal gives agents access to the full range of fares and inventory covering more than 74.8 million seats and 90,000 flights operated annually by Air France and KLM. It also includes the content of regional airlines in the group.
Air France-KLM global sales and distribution senior vice-president Jean Wieviorka said: “We are very pleased to reach this agreement, which fits in the transform plan of the group.
“This is a great move forward in our long term relationship with Amadeus. The extension of the content agreement supports Air France-KLM strategy to give Amadeus travel agents worldwide an efficient access to our wide range of services, fares and options.”
Amadeus distribution senior vice-president Holger Taubmann said: “This is an important step within the overall Amadeus strategy to secure long term content agreements with leading airlines worldwide.
“Given the important role which travel agency distribution plays, long-term content agreements like this provide stability to both airlines and travel agencies alike.”