Lufthansa Group renews IT partnership with Amadeus, adds digital services

PhocusWire | February 18, 2020

Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have renewed their long-term commercial partnership, giving the carrier access to the Altea passenger service system as well as a range of other digital services. While the deal was agreed in principle about a year ago, Amadeus says it has taken time to negotiate various elements included in it. The Altea system will continue to provide its reservations and ticketing technology as well as inventory and disruption management to Lufthansa.

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Air Travel Bubble | April 27, 2021

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Nuvei is Scott Dunn’s New Global Payments Provider

Nuvei Corporation | May 27, 2022

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Uplift, Inc. | August 19, 2021

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