OAG and Amadeus link for airline schedule information
Thursday, 05 July 2012 16:57
OAG, the global leader in aviation intelligence, and Amadeus have announced a new enhancement to provide best-in-class airline schedule information.
Amadeus is the first global distribution system to use a daily OAG schedule feed
Under the agreement, OAG now provides to Amadeus a daily transmission of schedule data files.
OAGâ€™s data is used globally by Amadeus-served travel management companies, travel websites, and agencies.
â€śAmadeus is the first global distribution system to use a daily OAG schedule feed,â€ť said John Grant, executive vice president - networks of UBM Aviation, parent company of OAG.
â€śThis enables travel agents and their customers to access more accurate information when theyâ€™re looking to book a flight â€“ a major competitive advantage for any global distribution system.â€ť
The OAG database contains schedules for over 1,000 airlines and over 4,000 airports.
The database tracks over 28 million departures a year ahead.
This data is updated continuously, and OAG processes up to 50,000 airline schedule-change messages per day.
â€śAirlines change their flight schedules to enhance margins, meet market demand, and seize competitive advantage and it is key that this information is made available quickly to travel agencies,â€ť said David Doctor, director distribution marketing, Amadeus.
â€śWith this new agreement, we can ensure that, for airlines which file their information in OAG, schedule changes are processed and new flights proposed for sale, immediately on the day.â€ť
Approximately one third of the flight schedules in the Amadeus system are based on OAGÂ´s data.
Airlines can also update their schedules directly in the Amadeus system.
Amadeus is a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry. (Travel Daily News/AC)