Amadeus to stop absorbing Lufthansa's surcharge

01/29/2009 | BusinessTravelNews.com

Unless Lufthansa and Amadeus can agree on a new distribution deal, the global distribution system will pass on the carrier's surcharge on preferred-fare bookings in Austria and Germany. Sabre and Travelport have already reached new agreements to shield their subscribers from the Lufthansa surcharge. Amadeus said it "continues to exert every effort to achieve a long-term solution with Lufthansa, and we are confident that one can be found. We will update our agency customers and the marketplace at the earliest opportunity of any major developments in this situation."

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