Flight management solutions from global distribution system (GDS) specialist Amadeus have been further integrated into the activities of Australia’s leading airline.
National carrier Qantas has opted to boost its busy Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo routes with the Amadeus Altea Departure Control-Flight Management system, looking to enhance its flight management with the "next-generation" load control system.
The programme – launched at Qantas’ Sydney and Melbourne load control centres in June 2007 – promises streamlined distribution of baggage and cargo across the aircraft, using smart design to optimise fuel efficiency and satisfy cargo safety requirements.
Damian Hickey, vice president of Amadeus Airline Business Group Asia Pacific, said: "Amadeus has a long-standing relationship with Qantas, an airline partner that recognises the importance of technology in today’s competitive environment.To fully realise their potential in this region, Qantas has taken the next step in implementing the latest in technology. Amadeus Departure Control-Flight Management has proven very successful in Sydney and Melbourne and we anticipate the same benefits will be seen across the Asia Pacific region."
While it is now a major presence Down Under, Amadeus recently cemented its links with European airlines, signing up Air France, Alitalia, Iberia and around 30 other airlines to its full content GDS bookings programme for online travel agents.