There's a line of thinking that says the pandemic is widening a gap between Amadeus and its key rivals, Sabre and Travelport. Not only was Amadeus already using more modern infrastructure, the theory says, but it also genuinely bought into XML-based distribution and related NDC protocols sooner. These factors position it best with airlines that no longer commit "full" content to global distribution systems. 

Not everyone buys the thesis. There are reasons to believe that the more things change in airline distribution, the more things . . .

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