Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest commercial airline, and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced today that they have signed a 5 year full content agreement.

The agreement guarantees Amadeus’ travel agents worldwide access to the entire range Arik Air’s fares, schedules and inventory.“With this new agreement, Arik Air will have competitive and cost effective distribution by using Amadeus as a partner both in Nigeria and in our international markets,” said Kevin Steele,Senior Vice President Commercial Arik Air.
 
According to the agreement, the fares, schedules and inventory made available through the Amadeus system will be the same, and under the same conditions, as through any indirect or direct channel, distribution provider or website.

“Amadeus is committed to securing long term distribution agreements that bring full content security to travel agencies and ensure stability in the marketplace,” commented Birger Bjornhof, General Manager, Amadeus Nigeria and Ghana.
 
Amadeus is present in 195 countries around the world and manages a global network of over 90,000 travel agency points of sale. More than 80% of all airline bookings sold by Amadeus travel agencies worldwide are made on airlines with content agreements.