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S7 signs for Amadeus Altea
First Deputy General Director Tatyana Fileva said: “Amadeus Altea will allow us to optimise the business processes associated with issuing tickets and registering passengers, as well as automate a number of manual operations. We chose the best passenger service system.
“Partnership with Amadeus will allow us to change and develop as actively as we want, and provide the best service to our passengers without encountering technological limitations.”
Ten other oneworld member airlines also use Amadeus as their main IT platform.
LATAM becomes seventh oneworld member to serve Boston
LATAM has also opened a new Peruvian domestic route, linking Cuzco with Iquitos. Both destinations were already on the airline’s network.
Iberia’s June demand up 11.5 per cent, BA’s by 6.9 per cent
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Star members allowed to code-share with Etihad
Colombo and Hong Kong among five destinations suspended by Austrian
Other stations closing are Havana and Iran’s Isfahan and Shiraz.
Its final flights to Colombo and Hong Kong will operate in October.
The airline will also close its domestic link to Linz from its Vienna hub.
While it will convert its Miami service to operate during the summer season only, rather than year-round, it will increase frequencies to a number of other US destinations, including Chicago and New York, and to Mainland China.
Egyptair heads for Hong Kong
Emirates lands at Santiago
San Jose is sixth US West Coast gateway served by Alaska from JFK
Boeing takes control of Embraer’s commercial jet business
It follows a deal which will see Airbus effectively take over Bombardier’s regional jet programme.
SAS’s June demand up 2.8 per cent
Global demand for air travel up 6.1 per cent in May
Airlines based in Asia-Pacific reported the biggest growth, with carryings up 8.1 per cent, followed by carriers in Latin America and Europe, up 7.5 and 6.2 per cent respectively. Those in North America saw demand rise 4.9 per cent, while those in Africa and the Middle East claimed 3.8 and 0.8 per cent increases respectively.
HNA group’s chairman dies in French accident