Newly established and headquartered in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Airlines is taking the next step in its growth strategy after obtaining its AOC (Air Operator’s Certificate) on 8th October 2021. The carrier has signed an agreement with Amadeus to make its schedules and fares available to travel agencies worldwide via the Amadeus Travel Platform in the first quarter of 2022. Flights will commence in the same quarter, subject to regulatory approvals.
Amadeus-connected travel sellers — including travel management companies, corporations, tour operators, retail travel agencies, online travel agencies, and metasearch — will be able to easily search, book and service reservations on Greater Bay Airlines. Through the Amadeus Travel Platform, they will gain access to the airline’s flight schedules, load changes, seat maps, ancillary services and fare families as well as real-time flight updates. These options will empower travel sellers to tailor offerings to their customers’ specific requirements, generating more value for both customers and airlines.
Algernon Yau, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Bay Airlines, says “We are pleased to appoint Amadeus as one of our service providers for Global Distribution System. Amadeus could support our rapid implementation requirements and the growth of our airline.”
Frederic Saunier, Regional Vice President, Airline Distribution Sales, Asia Pacific, Amadeus, says, “We are excited that Greater Bay Airlines will be utilizing Amadeus’ technology as it embarks on its new journey when it begins flights end of this year. We are very pleased that Greater Bay Airlines has selected Amadeus as its distribution partner, and we look forward to supporting its growth as travel rebuilds.”
GBA has applied for the rights to operate in 104 destinations across the region, including Chinese Mainland, North and Southeast Asia. The carrier has already leased three Boeing 737-800 aircraft and plans to grow its fleet to 30 aircraft over the next five years.
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