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Tech firm Amadeus has agreed a new deal with British Airways’ owner IAG to distribute the company’s flights through the GDS.
The new “long-term” agreement, which covers BA as well as IAG’s other brands Iberia and Iberia Express, allows travel agents continued access to the same level of fares, availability and functionality as during the previous deal.
Silvia Cairo, IAG’s head of group commercial planning and policy, said: “We are wholly committed to supporting the travel agency channel and we are pleased to have reached a multi-year agreement with Amadeus.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Amadeus and look forward to working with Amadeus subscribers ever more closely together in the coming years.”
Holger Taubmann, senior vice president for distribution at Amadeus, admitted that agreeing a new content deal with IAG had been “a clear commercial priority for Amadeus for some time”.
“To this end we are delighted to have reached agreement with IAG and we look forward to continuing what has been a long and successful relationship for many more years to come,” added Taubmann.