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Star Alliance finalises deal with Amadeus for common information technology platform


FRANKFURT (Amadeus)- Lufthansa and United as first users Frankfurt, 08 September 2005: Star Alliance, the airline network for EarthTM, together with member carriers Lufthansa and United is creating a next generation technology platform for passenger service systems in the airline industry.

For this, the parties have jointly selected Amadeus, the travel information technology provider, to build a Common IT Platform for the alliance.

This deal will see Lufthansa and United replace their own legacy IT systems, with expansion to other members being planned.

Commenting on the decision, Jaan Albrecht, Star Alliance CEO said: "The Star Alliance Common IT Platform represents the realisation of a long time strategic goal, driven by the effort to better serve the customer, significantly lower IT costs and dramatically increase the speed of delivering new products to market."

On behalf of Amadeus, Jos

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