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Amadeus and Results Reservation Technologies partner for new low cost airline IT offering

Madrid, July 21, 2005: As part of a major new focus targeting low-cost carriers, travel technology leader Amadeus has teamed up with Results Reservation Technologies Ltd. (RRT) to offer a customer management system, scaled specifically for the needs of small to medium sized low-cost carriers. This agreement brings power and cost-efficiencies to these carriers, in addition to a ready-to-market solution, “Results.”

“By combining Amadeus’ excellence in the provision of an industry-leading hosting capability, the expertise of both companies in the areas of reservations, inventory control, departure control and Web booking engines, and RRT’s proven experience with the low-cost carrier marketplace, these airlines now have access to a robust technology platform that suits their needs,” said Frédéric Spagnou, Amadeus’ Vice President, Airline Business Group. “This agreement increases Amadeus’ ability to offer a range of solutions and propose the best option for each type of airline, from the low-cost to the full service carriers, and reflects our strategy of being the premier IT services provider to the airline industry.”

"Our next-generation platform is perfectly aligned with demands across the full range of low-cost airlines," added Peter Fischer, COO of RRT. "These carriers can benefit from the proven, nimble technologies of our open architecture and server-based software systems. With Amadeus as our partner, we expect to further strengthen our position in the exciting, low-cost carrier market segment."

RRT has a proven track record of providing solutions for low-cost carriers, such as U.S.-based Spirit Airlines and Thailand's Nok Air, and is currently implementing the system at a number of other airlines in Europe and Latin America. Amadeus and RRT have also lined up a launch customer for the joint solution.

In the coming months, Amadeus will roll out additional solutions to answer the needs of growing low-cost airlines in this rapidly evolving market. Amadeus’ IT solutions are currently used by 215 airlines worldwide, providing world class support in managing critical aspects of the service they provide their customers.

Notes to the editors:

About Results Reservations Technologies Ltd.
Results Reservation Technologies Ltd. (RRT) , is dedicated to the development and marketing of airline passenger reservations systems. Its RESULTS reservation system is targeted at smaller and mid-size international airlines as well as low cost-carriers with up to 15 Million passengers.

In October 2003 with Spirit Airlines, the largest privately owned US airline, as launch partner, the company successfully introduced the first production version of RESULTS supporting Spirit’s reservation services for the direct (call-centre), Web and GDS distribution channels. The system is interfaced with a numerous applications deployed at Spirit Airlines such as Yield Management , Flight Planning as well as 3rd party Departure Control Systems .
The product was released in March 2004 and went into production with Thai Airways International Low Cost Carrier Nokair in July 2004. It is currently being implemented with airlines in Europe and Central America.

RRT Ltd is part of the Information Technology in Travel and Transport (I3T) partnership’s holdings. This group of private Swiss investors has been involved in the provision of IT products and services to airlines and their distribution partners (travel agents, air cargo forwarders) for over 20 years. The groups’ products are deployed with over 100 airline industry clients on 5 continents. More Information is available at www.rrtechnologies.net

Media Inquiries

Peter Fischer
peter@rrtechnologies.net

About Amadeus
Amadeus is a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry. Its comprehensive data processing centre serves over 72,000 travel agency locations and some 10,000 airline sales offices, totalling around 347,000 points of sale located in over 215 markets worldwide.

Through Amadeus, travel agencies and airline offices can make bookings on 95 per cent of the world's scheduled airline seats. The system also provides access to over 54,100 hotel properties, some 43 car rental companies serving over 30,000 locations, as well as ferry, rail, cruise, tour operators and insurance companies.

Amadeus is a leading IT solutions provider to the airline industry; 215 airlines worldwide currently use Amadeus IT solutions to manage critical aspects of the service they provide their customers. 150 of these airlines use Amadeus’ Altéa Sell as the sales and reservation system in their offices, to provide passengers with superior and seamless service at optimal cost.

Amadeus’ new generation Customer Management Systems include Altéa Plan (inventory management system) and Altéa Fly (departure control system). British Airways, Qantas and Finnair are the first customers to implement these solutions.

e-Travel, Amadeus’ e-commerce business unit, is the global leader in online travel technology and corporate travel management solutions. It services travel agencies in 90 countries, and powers the websites of over 300 corporations and more than 60 airlines and hotels.

Amadeus is headquartered in Madrid, Spain and quoted on the Madrid, Paris and Frankfurt stock exchanges. For the year ended 31 December 2004, the company reported revenues of EUR 2,056.7m and net income of EUR 208m. The Amadeus data centre is in Erding (near Munich), Germany and its principal development offices are located in Sophia Antipolis (near Nice), France.

The company has 6,000 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities.

More information about Amadeus is available at: www.amadeus.com

Contact details:

Corporate & Marketing Communication
Amadeus
Tel : +34 91 582 0160
Fax : +34 91 582 0188
E-mail : externalcommunication@amadeus.net


 

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