Tag Archives: Air Canada

Wall Street Analysts: Amadeus Lead On GDS Rivals Is ‘Insurmountable’

By | January 5, 2018

Evercore ISI analysts are bullish on Amadeus. They like the strength of its airline IT business and expect the company to continue growing share on the GDS side. Evercore in a research report issued Jan. 4 raised its Amadeus outlook to “outperform” from “in line.” Amadeus’ gains would be losses for Sabre and Travelport, both downgraded by Evercore… Read More »

All In With Amadeus, Air Canada Eyes Advancements For Corporate Travel

By | November 2, 2017

Air Canada last month announced a new contract with Amadeus to install a passenger service system and various add-ons, falling in line with several of its Star Alliance partners. The distribution component of the relationship also advanced. For Amadeus agencies, these developments will bring new capabilities for servicing corporate customers. Amadeus agencies already are booking Air Canada’s branded… Read More »

Much-Maligned Corporate Online Booking Tools Attract Competition

By | October 17, 2017

There weren’t many for a while, but the number of choices for corporate online booking technology not tied to a specific travel management company has grown during the past couple years. No longer are corporate buyers faced with choosing only between Concur, Deem and GetThere for their enterprise needs. The list of small firms is healthy. Some are… Read More »

Air Canada Moves To Blunt Rising Commissions

By | April 6, 2017

Air Canada reduced travel agency compensation on certain fares, effective April 1. The change followed increases in the airline’s sales and distribution costs as a percentage of passenger revenue in each of the past three years. A spokesperson confirmed that the carrier reduced commissions paid on some international airfare types, including interline and business-class fares. The moves, which… Read More »

Sabre Sees An ‘Inflection Point’ On Ancillaries Via Travel Management Companies

By | November 7, 2016

[UPDATE, Dec. 20, 2016: Commentary from witnesses during the US Airways v. Sabre court case addressed the challenges of selling US Airways’ Choice Seats via the Sabre GDS. This post has been updated to include some of those comments.] Air Canada since September has been selling paid seats through Sabre. It began listing its branded fares there in… Read More »

Amadeus, Air Canada Reconcile

By | September 25, 2015

[UPDATE, Nov. 2, 2017: We published new information related to this article here.] [UPDATE, March 8, 2017: Amadeus-connected travel agencies in Canada and the United States now can “seamlessly access and book” Air Canada’s Preferred and Advance paid seats, according to the global distribution system operator. Agents within their standard workflow can use seat maps furnished by Amadeus… Read More »

Cindy Allen Departs Concur As Some TMC Relationships Remain Touchy

By | April 15, 2015

Concur executive vice president of supplier and TMC services Mike Koetting will take direct responsibility for travel management company relationships as the firm says goodbye to Cindy Allen. Allen, who has served as vice president of TMC services, joined Concur upon its 2013 acquisition of GDSX. On Tuesday she informed TMCs by email that she plans to depart at the end of the… Read More »