Amadeus’ momentum in North America continues with opening of new Airline IT office in Dallas

  Amadeus’ momentum in North America continues with opening of new Airline IT
  office in Dallas

 Airline customers such as Southwest Airlines will benefit from regionalized
                  technology expertise, service and support

Business Wire

DALLAS -- April 22, 2013

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry,
announced today the opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas, as part of its
ongoing growth in North America and commitment to serving the IT needs of
airline customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Amadeus Dallas Office Opening: Scott Gutz, president and CEO, Amadeus North
America, Julia Sattel, S ...

Amadeus Dallas Office Opening: Scott Gutz, president and CEO, Amadeus North
America, Julia Sattel, SVP, Airline IT, Amadeus and Mabrouk Sediri, head of
Airline IT Global Delivery, Amadeus.

“The time was right for us to capitalize on our growing momentum in the region
and establish operations in Dallas. This is another milestone in our airline
IT focus and efforts and assures that we are best serving the needs of our
airline partners here,” said Scott Gutz, president and CEO, Amadeus North

Amadeus hosted an event to celebrate the opening of the new office which will
provide Amadeus’ airline customers with increased regional technology
expertise, resources and support. The Dallas-based Amadeus team will provide
specialized capabilities and service including airline IT delivery, product
management and sales engineering. The office also features a training center
to ensure airline customers receive information and instruction and can
connect with Amadeus’ technology, consulting and product experts.

Gutz added that the Dallas location allows for easy access from most major
U.S. cities and is home to two of the world’s leading airlines including
current Amadeus Altéa airline IT customer, Southwest Airlines. In April 2012,
Southwest, the largest U.S. carrier in terms of domestic passengers boarded,
selected Amadeus and the Amadeus’ Altéa reservations solution to enable the
carrier’s international flying.

“Our new office enables us to work more closely and collaboratively with our
growing airline customers in North America. With our team in Dallas, we will
be able to optimally partner with and serve Southwest through the course of
their Altea implementation,” said Mabrouk Sediri, head of Airline IT Global
Delivery, Amadeus, who is heading up the Southwest Airlines migration project.

Sediri said all its North American customers will benefit from the increased
local focus on airline IT but Amadeus will also leverage its experience and
track-record as the technology partner of choice to airlines worldwide.
Amadeus’ flagship Altéa portfolio marked a technological and functional
breakthrough in the airline industry. As of 2012, 121 airlines have contracted
to use both the Altéa Reservation and Inventory modules, 104 of which have
contracted to use the full Altéa Suite. Amadeus estimates that by 2015 the
number of Passengers Boarded (PB’s) served by Amadeus Altéa technology will
exceed 800 million. Additionally, Amadeus offers revenue accounting,
e-commerce solutions, and consulting services as part of its commitment to
helping airlines evolve their businesses and increase profitability.

Amadeus currently has over 700 employees in North America and offices in
Boston (Waltham), Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Toronto, and Tucson serving across
various travel industry and customer segments.

For more information about Amadeus’ IT solutions for airlines, visit

Notes to the editors:

Amadeus’ new Dallas office is located at 5950 Sherry Lane, Suite 200, Dallas,
Texas 75225, 972-587-4426.

About Amadeus

Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global
travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines,
hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and
websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).

The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, across central sites
in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding
(operations), as well as 73 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations globally.

The group operates a transaction-based business model. For the year ended
December 31, 2012 the company reported revenues of €2,910.3 million and EBITDA
of €1,107.7 million.

Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and
is a component of the IBEX 35 index.

To find out more about Amadeus please visit

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