BA Signs for Amadeus Passenger Revenue Accounting

BA Signs for Amadeus Passenger Revenue Accounting

Amadeus today announced that British Airways has become the first airline to sign for Amadeus’s new Passenger Revenue Accounting solution that enables real-time revenue monitoring for faster, more accurate revenue decisions.

BA will benefit from the user-friendly, web-based system, which employs state-of-the-art technology in order to transform revenue accounting from a labour-intensive task to a fast, flexible strategic function.

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Amadeus Passenger Revenue Accounting is designed to help airlines increase revenue, reduce operational costs, and make revenue decisions more quickly and accurately. Whereas current passenger revenue accounting processes are often slow to recognise and process revenue, Amadeus’s new system offers real-time, largely automated data acquisition and processing.

British Airways is scheduled to migrate to the new solution in early 2014 and will benefit from the solution’s full integration with the Amadeus Altéa solution, of which BA is a significant and long-standing customer.

“The removal of paper documents from the passenger distribution process provides the opportunity to bring revenue accounting closer to the operational functions,” said Gyorgyi Szantner, BA’s Head of Finance Services. “We have been looking for a passenger revenue accounting system that takes maximum advantage of this opportunity, and the solution agreed will be delivered in partnership with Amadeus.

“We believe it will enable us to transform passenger revenue accounting from a ‘back office’ function to a ‘front-end’ activity, providing real-time visibility across the airline, including our operational colleagues, on how well the airline is performing.”

Christophe Bousquet, Vice-President Development, Amadeus, added: “This strategic partnership with British Airways demonstrates that we share the same vision for a next generation passenger revenue accounting solution. Our passenger revenue accounting system is built using modern technology and embraces the latest industry standards. It allows for real-time acquisition, reporting and accounting thanks to its unique integration with airline operational systems. Accuracy and productivity are both increased and, essentially, this new Amadeus solution enables airlines to know their revenues as soon as the aircraft doors close.

“Leading airlines consider revenue accounting as a business domain that requires modernisation. Amadeus brings to the market a new generation product that fulfills that need and we are delighted that British Airways has selected Amadeus as its strategic partner in this crucial area.”

Amadeus Passenger Revenue Accounting responds to the airline industry’s requirements for a fully integrated, fully scalable, paperless solution that is adaptable to support partnership agreements such as alliances, joint ventures and mergers, while complying with new market or industry trends such as electronic miscellaneous documents or simplified interline settlement.

As the latest addition to Amadeus’s portfolio of airline IT products, Amadeus Passenger Revenue Accounting demonstrates the organisation’s ability to supplement the core Altéa suite with value-added IT solutions. APRA is available to all airlines wishing to implement a new passenger revenue accounting solution, and can be integrated with the rest of their passenger services applications.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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