Madrid, (AMADEUS) - British Airways has completed its migration to Amadeus Codeshare enabling it to support ten partner airlines including Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LAN Airlines, SN Brussels and Qantas. The seamless migration to Amadeus Codeshare further strengthens British Airways' capacity to support its partnership strategy and reduce the costs of integrating with other airline systems.
Amadeus Codeshare was implemented for British Airways as part of a phased migration and will enable British Airways to establish new commercial agreements without significant software development to facilitate codeshare. The phased cutover, the process of transferring each airline to the new solution, was conducted with no disruption to British Airways.
"We are committed to maximising our relationships with alliance partners in the oneworld alliance, as well as with additional partners," said Mike Thorne, British Airways' Manager for Amadeus Business & Product. "Amadeus Codeshare allows us to ensure that all our codeshare messaging requirements are handled by one system which directly connects us to our partners. This migration means our codeshare technology meets the needs of British Airways now and in the future."
"Codeshare integration is imperative for today's airlines as commercial partnerships with other airlines - either within alliances or outside of them - become central to business strategy," said Fr