Ryanair has announced it will partner with GDS firm Amadeus to distribute the airline’s fares and full ancillary services.
From November 1 Ryanair’s content will be available via Amadeus for the first time in more than 10 years.
It will also include Ryanair’s new Business Plus fares, which include flexible ticket changes, a 20kg baggage allowance, fast-track at airports, priority boarding and premium seating.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said the deal is “indicative” of the way Ryanair is changing and how it is increasing its focus on business passengers.
“We are delighted to have signed the deal with Amadeus and the deal will play a major role in our expansion in Europe and especially in Germany,” said O’Leary.
“With more than 27% of our customers already travelling on business, we are continuing to improve Europe’s best business service. For business travellers, corporations and TMCs, this agreement will mean greater access to our low fares and Europe’s largest route network,” he added.
The deal comes six months after Ryanair announced plans to sell fares and ancillary services through Global Distribution System - a major electronic worldwide reservation system used by travel agents to book flights, hotels, car rental and other travel services. The major players in this area are Sab... provider Travelport.