Air France, KLM Complete Migration to Amadeus’ Altéa Inventory System

Madrid, Spain, Sept. 21 2010: Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, one of the world’s largest airline groups flying more than 71 million passengers annually, and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announce the group’s successful migration to Amadeus’ Altéa Inventory solution.

The migration sees the replacement of the two legacy systems that have served each airline for the last 40 years and marks a major step in the group’s initiative to modernize and consolidate its passenger Service System.

Fully integrated with Altéa Reservation, the common airline group’s reservation system, Altéa Inventory allows Air France-KLM to benefit from unique capabilities such as real-time seat availability across all direct and indirect channels including online distributors, and to take advantage of the most advanced revenue management techniques.

“This successful migration is a strategic step towards the transformation of our IT systems and the achievement of Air France-KLM synergies.” said Bruno Matheu, Air France-KLM eVP Marketing, Revenue-Management and Network. “Thanks to the flexibility of Altéa Inventory, the Air France-KLM group has been able to migrate to a platform supporting the combined advanced needs of two major airlines whilst leveraging both carriers’ best practices.”