BY Ben Arnold O. de Vera
December 29, 2009
In a statement, Albert Villadolid, Amadeus Philippines general manager, said the company has signed long-term deals with Cebu Pacific, South East Asian Airlines, and Zest Airways, so that these carriers’ destinations would be distributed globally using Amadeus’ Global Distribution System (GDS).
These three carriers hold about 60 percent of the domestic market, with a total of 83 interlocking local destinations, the company said.
Amadeus GDS is currently used by about 2,000 travel agencies in the Philippines and about 102,000 worldwide.
“We greatly appreciate the confidence given to us by the country’s domestic carriers. By using Amadeus technology, these Philippine-based airlines can benefit from our extensive local and global distribution network and are assured that their capacities and destinations will be maximized,” Villadolid said.
He added that through Amadeus GDS, the three airlines would be able to access international markets “because of the company’s unrivalled reach and volume.”