AACO has recognized the importance of rationalizing the cost of member airlines in distributing their content since the beginning of the 1990s and has entered since then in 5 agreements with different global distribution systems for distribution in the home markets of AACO participating carriers which has resulted in major distribution cost cuts without affecting the free competition environment of this channel. The latest deal signed was between Amadeus and 13 member airlines in 2009 for a term of 10 years.
AACO members benefit from the intensive presence of Amadeus in their home markets and in return, the National Marketing Company (NMC) in each home market of the 13 member airlines caters for the market needs while bringing customer-oriented distribution technology to the travel agents.
AACO Amadeus Steering Board (AASB), including representatives from the 13 member airlines, Amadeus, and AACO, follows up on the deal. The board holds periodic meetings to review the performance of this agreement in order to ensure its effectiveness for member airlines.
High market share, strong market presence, rationalized distribution cost, innovative functionalities, wider network coverage, and better passenger service.
Afriqiyah Airways, Air Algerie, EgyptAir, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Libyan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Saudia, Sudan Airways, Syrian Arab Airlines, Tunisair and Yemen Airways.