The Amadeus GDS has clinched an agreement with aviation industry data firm OAG to provide travel agents with a daily feed of information.
The deal will offer Amadeus’s customers more accurate flight information on OAG’s database of over 1,000 airlines and 4,000 airports encompassing over 28 million annual departures.
OAG data is used globally by Amadeus-served travel management companies, travel websites, and agencies.
John Grant, executive vice-president networks of UBM Aviation, parent company of OAG, said: “Amadeus is the first global distribution system to use a daily OAG schedule feed.
“This enables travel agents and their customers to access more accurate information when they’re looking to book a flight – a major competitive advantage for any global distribution system.”
David Doctor, director of distribution marketing for Amadeus, said: “Airlines change their flight schedules to enhance margins, meet market demand, and seize competitive advantage and it is key that this information is made available quickly to travel agencies.
“With this new agreement, we can ensure that, for airlines which file their information in OAG, schedule changes are processed and new flights proposed for sale, immediately on the day.”