• EU investigating computerized reservation systems

    From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to All on Fri Nov 23 19:50:49 2018
    The European Commission will carry out research into reservation systems within the aviation sector. The providers may violate competition rules. In particular, the links between IT service providers Amadeus and Saber on the one hand and airlines and travel agencies on the other hand are examined.

    According to Brussels, there are concerns about the open market for reservation systems. Possibly certain arrangements in contracts with the American Saber and the Spanish Amadeus lead to airlines being restricted in their freedom of choice. As a result, consumers could ultimately be more expensive.

    The European Commission emphasizes that opening an investigation does not automatically mean that those involved are guilty.

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    * Origin: AVIATION ECHO HQ (2:292/854)