OAG and Amadeus announced a new enhancement to provide best-in-class airline schedule information. Under the agreement, OAG now provides to Amadeus a daily transmission of schedule data files. OAG’s data is used globally by Amadeus-served travel management companies, travel websites, and agencies.
“Amadeus is the first global distribution system to use a daily OAG schedule feed,” said John Grant, EVP Networks of UBM Aviation, parent company of OAG. “This enables travel agents and their customers to access more accurate information when they’re looking to book a flight – a major competitive advantage for any global distribution system.”
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.
“Airlines change their flight schedules to enhance margins, meet market demand, and seize competitive advantage and it is key that this information is made availablequickly to travel agencies,” said David Doctor, Director Distribution Marketing, Amadeus. “With 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.”
Approximately onethird of the flight schedules in the Amadeus system are based on OAG/s data. Airlines can also update their schedules directly in the Amadeus system.
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