and Air France-KLM have reached an agreement to allow Amadeus customers to
access a private channel to receive airline content without paying a surcharge.
days earlier Travelport announced a similar agreement with Air France-KLM, enabling
customers elected by the airlines to access a private channel via Travelport to
receive content without extra fees.
private channels - created by the integration of Air France-KLM’s API into both
Amadeus and Travelport – are in line with IATA’s New Distribution Capability
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As of April 1, customers booking through global distribution systems without such private channels pay a surcharge of €11 for each one-way segment.
airline has said the assessment covers the cost difference between GDS and
British Airways and Iberia implemented a fee for GDS bookings last fall, and Lufthansa added
a similar surcharge in September 2015.