Amadeus, Travelport Test GDS Status Quo in Middle East

Several Middle East and North African airlines have signed a co-marketing deal with Amadeus, scheduled to commence after a longstanding agreement between the carriers and Travelport's Galileo expires at the end of this year. Amadeus positioned the agreement--in which carriers would promote Amadeus to travel agencies in their home markets--as likely to shift share from Galileo, the fast-growing region's leading global distribution system. Travelport officials suggested the changes stem from their

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