Southwest content goes live in Amadeus


Southwest Airlines' content now is available for corporate bookings on the Amadeus Travel Platform, the carrier and global distribution system provider announced Monday.

The announcement comes five months after Southwest's content went live in Travelport's Apollo and Worldspan GDSs and three months after it went live in Travelport's Galileo GDS. Both Amadeus and Travelport were announced as partners last year when Southwest revealed its plans to provide content and full booking capabilities in GDSs for the first time.

Southwest switched to Amadeus' Altea platform for its reservations system a few years ago, and having content on the same system will bring "instant and simple access to all changes in a customer's journey, including changes made by the airline," according to the announcement by Southwest and Amadeus.

Southwest at the beginning of the year said it had ended negotiations with Sabre for enhanced GDS participation. The Beat last week reported that talks between Sabre and Southwest have not resumed.

Source: Business Travel News


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