air booking

Amadeus sees agency air bookings rise 15.5% in North America

MADRID — Amadeus IT Holding, S.A., a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, saw adjusted profit grow 8.9% to 380.6 million euros for the first half of 2014.

This was backed by an increase in revenue of 8.5%, to 1,730.9 million euros, and an EBITDA growth of 8.8%, to 702.6 million euros.

The air travel agency booking industry grew 2.6% during the first six months of 2014, compared to a 0.7% growth in the same period of 2013. In this context of recovery, Amadeus continued to outperform the industry: total air travel agency bookings through the Amadeus system increased by 3.8%, to 241.8 million.

This in turn produced a 0.3 percentage point increase in Amadeus’ market share, from 40.0% to 40.3%. North America, where bookings through Amadeus expanded by 15.5%, continued to be the region with the fastest growth.