Ryanair and travel technology company Amadeus have announced a new distribution partnership that will see the airline add exciting new routes to its schedule.
The move will further expand access to Ryanair’s offering to Amadeus’ industry-leading customer base. Operating 3,000 daily flights to 225 destinations across 36 countries, Ryanair is leading aviation’s post Covid-19 traffic recovery. The airline is carrying 115% of its pre-pandemic traffic, making it one of the most reliable choices for travel.
With businesses throughout Europe facing growing economic and inflationary pressures, Ryanair is delivering market-leading connections, frequencies, punctuality and fares in Europe, which can now be booked through the Amadeus Travel Platform from the end of 2022. The partnership supports the airline’s vision to grow its visibility and reach to Amadeus customers, particularly for business travel.
The integration with Amadeus’ booking flows and processes will grant customers high operational efficiency in searching, booking and servicing content from Ryanair, as well as being able to offer a broader choice of travel options to cost-conscious travellers.
The news comes after Ryanair announced its new Bratislava Winter Schedule on Friday, with 15 routes including one new winter route to Sofia. The airline’s new Bratislava Winter 2022 schedule will also deliver two based aircrafts, $200M investment in Bratislava, more than 75 flights per week and more than 550 total jobs.
Ryanair’s director of marketing, Dara Brady, said: “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Amadeus, the world’s leading travel technology company, further expanding Ryanair’s offering and enabling corporate customers in particular greater access to our unrivalled network of connections, high frequencies, on-time performance, and unbeatable low fares as they return to collaborating with colleagues face-to-face. We look forward to working with Amadeus and its efficient distribution solution and industry-leading network over the coming years.”
Not only can Ryanair’s expanded travel offering generate substantial savings for customers, it will also help them manage their carbon footprint and enhance their ESG credentials, claiming to have the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger / km of any major European airline. This is an achievement underpinned by its Pathway to Net Zero by 2050 decarbonisation strategy. The mission is clearly shared by Amadeus, and the new partnership will contribute to expose these environmentally efficient offerings to an even wider audience.
Jose-Luis Aragon, regional VP air distribution Europe, Amadeus said: “We are very happy that Ryanair has chosen to capitalise on Amadeus’ technology to support its distribution strategy. This partnership illustrates the value of our platform for low-cost carriers, offering the airline access to the widest network of travel sellers worldwide and the technology to help them get the most out of the indirect channel. This partnership is another example of our commitment to delivering the broadest and most relevant travel content from any technology source to our travel sellers, with smooth and seamless integration into their everyday tools and processes.”
Ryanair will operate over 75 weekly flights over Winter 2022, giving Bratislava’s holiday makers an abundance of choice to top European destinations whilst also driving year-round inbound tourism. The new winter connection will let visitors from Bulgaria discover the architecture and attractive streets of Slovakia’s capital, while giving Bratislava’s residents the opportunity to explore more exciting destinations across Europe for their next winter getaway.
To allow its Bratislava customers and visitors to book their next winter getaway at the best possible fares, Ryanair is launching a seat sale with fares available from just €24.99 one way for travel from November 22 until March 23, which must be booked by November 13.
Ryanair’s ead of sales and marketing Chiara Ravara said: “Ryanair is delighted to launch our new Bratislava winter schedule, offering over 75 weekly flights across 15 routes, including one new winter route to Sofia and other exciting destinations such as Alicante, Milan, and Edinburgh.”